[erlang-questions] looking for good tutorials (newbie)

Daniel Widgren daniel.widgren@REDACTED
Mon Feb 6 16:13:04 CET 2012


Is a good tutorial for learning Erlang.

/ Daniel

Den 6 februari 2012 16:11 skrev Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@REDACTED>:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm struggling through the process of learning Erlang, and I'm wondering if
> anybody can point to some favorite tutorials.
> Not so much the basics (functional programming, tail recursion - which takes
> time to wrap one's head around, but is fairly tractable) but more at the
> application development level - how to conceptualize a problem from a
> concurrent point-of-few (vs. a procedural or object-oriented view), and then
> proceed through development, test, packaging, and deployment.  There's lots
> of stuff like that for object-oriented practice, but not-so-much for Erlang.
> There's some pretty good stuff in both Armstrong's book, and in the book by
> Cesarini and Thompson - but I'd really like to find something that works
> through the nitty gritty from problem statement -> top level design (what
> processes, protocols, etc.) -> code -> debugging -> packaging -- with a
> graphical presentation (maybe it's just me, but when thinking about
> concurrency, pictures of interacting processes and message flows works a lot
> better than sequential, textual presentation of code snippets).
> Also details of how to use different tools to debug parallel interactions.
>  The User's Guides and Reference Manuals are well and good - but more useful
> after you know what you're looking for - not as useful for thinking through
> a test/debug strategy, or an approach to a specific crash.
> In the Smalltalk world, I came across this:
> http://squeak.preeminent.org/tut2007/html/ -- wondering if anybody has seen
> something comparable for Erlang.
> So... just wondering if anybody has seen a good powerpoint deck or two along
> these lines.
> Thanks very much,
> Miles Fidelman
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