[erlang-questions] Learning Erlang from the scratch

tsuraan <>
Fri Aug 31 19:09:19 CEST 2007


But for those fence-sitters out there, the book really isn't noticably
targetted towards Java people (at least, i never got that impression).  I
haven't used java in years, and I didn't enjoy it when I did use it, but I
thought the book was great.  It really made a great case for Erlang, and
explains the language well.

On 31/08/2007, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
>
> 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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