[erlang-questions] good project for beginner erlanger?

Torben Hoffmann <>
Fri Jun 20 10:25:19 CEST 2008

1. Buy Joe's book.
2. Wait for it to arrive.
3. Run through all the examples.
4. Extend one of the examples with some cool functionality (TM).
5. See where you stand and decide on the path ahead.

The intention behind this approach is to get into the thinking without
having to start from scratch which I from personal experience have found
slightly painful.

At some point you may want to consider a training class on Erlang/OTP since
that is a beast with a relatively steep learning curve.


2008/6/20 Circular Function <>:

> Im learning Erlang like some of you have noticed perhaps by my earlier
> post.
> I am quite experienced with programming though, having good experience with
> python and some other languages adn Im not new to functional and celarative
> programming having used both lisp and prolog.
> anyone have a good recommendation for an application to write as my first a
> little bigger project?
> it shouldnt be huge, but perhaps a few hundred lines of code and really
> capture the spirit of erlang.
> Erlang is made for concurrency so something with that. i was thinking a
> chat-program but im not sure how big that is and it is also hard to test by
> myself.
> any tips?
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