[erlang-questions] Onboarding programmers who are new to Erlang

Leonard Boyce <>
Thu Aug 28 18:47:55 CEST 2014


I'd like to tap the collective wisdom of the group for their
experiences in onboarding fresh-out-of-college programmers who are new
to Erlang. This is assuming the new programmer has mostly imperative
experience (C/C++/Java) and have had a fleeting glimpse of functional
through Haskell.

I'm of the mindset to have them work through a book or two over the
1st couple of weeks with plenty of rubber ducking and/or pairing on
simple exercises.

After that maybe have them work on a simple feature or two in some
prototypical work we're doing on the side, and of course sending them
off to the first available 'bootcamp'/training session available.

What have you found is the best way to introduce them to the language
and bring them up to a level where they can start standing on their
own feet?

Are there any specific resources (books/sessions/tutorials etc) you've
found useful in the past?

Any other recommendations?

Thanks,

Leonard
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