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

Leo Liu <>
Sat Aug 30 01:40:53 CEST 2014


On 2014-08-29 10:48 +0900, zxq9 wrote:
> In the same vein, I also encourage my folks to play around with assembler and 
> follow the "Programming from the Ground Up" examples, because it makes the 
> computer a lot less mysterious, things Knuth says more comprehensible, C make 
> a lot more sense, and full-blown environments like OTP really strike home in 
> the sense that "I can now just focus on the problem my customer faces -- 
> that's amazing!" Without all that background I just don't see coders make 
> intelligent tooling choices and often they do silly things like fixating on a 
> specific language or runtime or whatever.

This is the right approach to good engineering or at least the one I buy
into. My not-so-strong C knowledge (which I never programmed in) has
helped me understand many questions that I have with the emulator ;)

Leo




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