[erlang-questions] Re: Learn you some Erlang for great good!

Dale Harvey <>
Wed Jul 29 13:18:42 CEST 2009


I would be happy to help.

I have also started on an erlang documentation site, which is basically
putting a nicer interface on top of the module references etc, ill wait till
its up then would probably be a good idea to talk about having them
compliment each other.

Cheers
Dale

2009/7/29 Fred Hebert (MononcQc) <>

> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Yves S. Garret <
> 
> > wrote:
>
> > Just a thought:
> > As long as you clearly state on your website that the below info
> > should not be considered reliable until said so otherwise, there
> > shouldn't be a problem with having everyone on the net look at it and
> > give you feedback.
> >
> > On Jul 28, 1:03 pm, "Fred Hebert (MononcQc)" <>
> > wrote:
> > > Some of the readers of this list may be familiar withhttp://
> > learnyouahaskell.com/, an online book/tutorial dedicated to teaching
> > > Haskell in a lighthearted way.
> > > I've always thought Erlang had a steep learning curve unless you decide
> > to
> > > pay for books (the few of them are excellent, though). A good while
> ago,
> > I
> > > took time to discuss with the author of Learn You a Haskell and I
> decided
> > to
> > > start a version specifically for Erlang with his agreement. The
> > objectives
> > > are pretty much the same (lighthearted tutorials for beginners, free of
> > > charge) and so is the concept.
> > > I've written a few chapters already (Introduction, how to install,
> basic
> > > shell commands, some of the basic data types) and although the text is
> > still
> > > very short, I've got a website up and running.
> > > I'm looking for a few people with different levels of knowledge of
> Erlang
> > in
> > > order to review the first chapters. I'm looking to validate:  a. the
> > > accessibility of information; b. if the information is right; c. gather
> > > comments and criticism. I find it important to do a first review early
> in
> > > the writing in order to fix flaws or improve on parts of the writing
> > before
> > > having to change too much stuff.
> > > If you feel like giving me a helping hand in making the first chapters
> as
> > > good as possible through your reviews, just send me an email back. I'll
> > > forward the URL and user/password needed to see the info (I'm
> protecting
> > > everything until reviewed, in order not to broadcast false or
> > inappropriate
> > > information).
> > > Of course, once the first chapters are pushed in production, I'll keep
> > > writing and might ask for some more help, if you don't mind the
> > occasional
> > > email.
> > > Thanks in advance.
> >
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> A similar notice is actually written in the dev version of the site (which
> I
> plan on making widely public instead of password protected after the first
> few chapters are published). The main page will acknowledge the possibility
> of having mistakes and asking people to tell me if they find any for the
> production version.
>
> However, I intend for the first chapters released to be spotless; If the
> tutorial is linked to other sites while it contains broken code, spelling
> or
> grammar mistakes and/or plainly wrong information, it is  more than likely
> to gain a bad reputation that will never go away.
>
> I'm aiming for a good first impression to start on solid bases, then I'm
> going to relax and make things more open afterwards.
>


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