[erlang-questions] New to Erlang

Sean Hinde <>
Mon Sep 18 17:29:36 CEST 2006

Hi Mel,

I learnt the basics from the old erlang book, part 1 of which is  
available online. It doesn't cover all the new features of the  
language, but it is very good for getting started.

The URL of part 1 of the book is: http://www.erlang.org/download/ 

The online documentation does a pretty good job of providing the next  
level, and then there is a wealth of example code written by  
excellent erlang programmers in the libraries. These are all open  
source and well worth a look. lists.erl is a good place to start.

The best way as ever is to have something small and useful to  
implement and learn as you go along

Finally there is the mailing list. The archives contain a wealth of  
knowledge, and people here are always willing to help once you have  
demonstrated a good level of self-learning pain :-)


On 18 Sep 2006, at 15:35, Mel Boyce wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been working on getting Erlang into my head and am struggling to
> find documentation suitable for someone just getting into it. What are
> the recommendations?
> Thanks,
> --
> Mel Boyce
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