Erlang Books...WAS Re: Where to get Concurrent Programming in Erlang (2nd Edition)
Thu Feb 9 22:17:27 CET 2006
Does anyone have any news on when/if an English translation of that
book will be forthcoming?
On 2/9/06, Thomas Lindgren <> wrote:
> --- Bruce Fitzsimons <> wrote:
> > Hey I know this is a broken record, but are any new
> > Erlang books getting
> > off the ground?
> > It grieves me to think that <random pet OSS
> > project>* can get a book
> > out, but Erlang can't. Erlang needs it so much more,
> > hell, it probably
> > needs multiple books (Basics, OTP, Optimisation,
> > Patterns, etc).
> > I came across Joe's outline the other day, at
> > http://www.geocities.com/erlang_journal/book1.html -
> > very nice, but it
> > seems to have stalled some time ago. The online docs
> > are v.nice (nice
> > job on R10) but speaking from experience I know that
> > I needed the book
> > sometimes.
> > I know we're all busy people doing real work, but
> > this is becoming a
> > serious barrier to inducting new Erlang people. Is
> > anyone progressing
> > anything?
> If one speaks french, there is a more modern book
> available, by our Mr. Remond.
> However, that said, I fully agree -- there is plenty
> of material which is not covered in the first book.
> The original book itself could be updated to cover the
> many important language features that have appeared
> since the book was published, such as funs, records,
> bit syntax, and so on. Furthermore, a book that
> teaches OTP might be nice, as would be one that shows
> people how to write good code; and to top it off,
> perhaps a slim volume on getting along with mnesia?
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