[erlang-questions] Learning Erlang from the scratch

Joe Armstrong <>
Fri Aug 31 17:53:28 CEST 2007


The book was specifically written with Java programmers in mind.

When I started the book my target audience was Erlang programmers - but
Dave Thomas soon convinced me that I was wrong and that I should target
Java programmers. As the book progressed we tested the text on some
tame Java programmers and adjusted the text to suit the audience.

No previous knowledge of any functional programming language is assumed
and the introduction to unfamiliar concepts like "assign once variables" is
taken pretty slowly with lots of examples.

/Joe Armstrong



On 8/31/07, Lone Wolf <> wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm an enterprise Java developer.
> What is the best way to learn Erlang language from the scratch?
> Can I depend on the new PragmaticProgrammer book "Programming Erlang" ? or
> this books assumes the reader is Erlang programmer ?
> BTW, I don't know "Functional Programming" at all.
> Thanks.
>
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