[erlang-questions] looking for good tutorials (newbie)
Mon Feb 6 16:11:36 CET 2012
On Feb 6, 2012, at 4:13 PM, Daniel Widgren wrote:
> Is a good tutorial for learning Erlang.
> / Daniel
> Den 6 februari 2012 16:11 skrev Miles Fidelman <>:
>> 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
>> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
>> In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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