Tue Dec 20 04:04:18 CET 2005
I think it is wonderful that lately there has been
more interest in and activity with Erlang; well,
so it seems to me!
There is a lot to learn about Erlang, and much
information available to read and learn with.
A quick start can be had by pointing your browser
I have locally installed Erlang and the distribution
so have the great documentation available by pointing
my browser at:
Note that the documentation can be downloaded without
installing the complete package at http://erlang.org/download.html.
It is also available online at http://erlang.org/starting.html
Follows is the index of all the great information
that the Erlang/OTP team provides with the distribution.
There is much more than this list. For example, the
"Applications" expand to even more information.
Glossary | Modules | Index
·Erlang Reference Manual
Working with OTP
Operation & Maintenance Applications
Object Request Broker & IDL Applications
Interface and Communication Applications
Sometimes I have a difficult time finding just what I
need because I do not know what module to use. In those
cases I may click on the 'index' and do a search for
a function name. Often I find what I need that way, and
the module to use. Sometimes I look through the installation
directories and code to help learn more about programming in
Erlang, or to find neat things I might not have discovered
The "Erlang Programming" section is excellent, as is
all of the documentation. There are books available
for Erlang also. Enter "erlang books" into google
and you will find references to paper books and online
All of the above information can help learn Erlang and
Functional Programming. A more in-depth study of
Functional Programming is available by entering
"functional programming books" into google. An
excellent classic is "Structure and Interpretation
of Computer Programs" by Harold Abelson and
Gerald Jay Sussman. Though it uses Lisp (Scheme dialect)
for the language, it is a valid tool for the budding
Erlang (or other Functional Language) programmer.
After having read and searched through the documentation
there are still occasionally unanswered questions about how
to use certain aspects of Erlang. This mailing list is a
wonderful resource to help out in those cases (If you're
reading this then you already know that part!).
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