Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!

Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!

This book is a way to learn Erlang for people who have basic knowledge of programming in imperative languages (such as C/C++, Java, Python, Ruby, etc) and may or may not know functional programming (such as Haskell, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, OCaml, etc).

Publication date: 19 Jan 2013

ISBN-10: 1593274351

ISBN-13: 9781593274351

Paperback: 624 pages

Views: 1,952

Type: Book

Publisher: No Starch Press

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

Post time: 31 Oct 2016 08:00:00

Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!

Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! This book is a way to learn Erlang for people who have basic knowledge of programming in imperative languages (such as C/C++, Java, Python, Ruby, etc) and may or may not know functional programming (such as Haskell, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, OCaml, etc).
Tag(s): Functional Programming
Publication date: 19 Jan 2013
ISBN-10: 1593274351
ISBN-13: 9781593274351
Paperback: 624 pages
Views: 1,952
Document Type: Book
Publisher: No Starch Press
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Post time: 31 Oct 2016 08:00:00
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Erlang is the language of choice for programmers who want to write robust, concurrent applications, but its strange syntax and functional design can intimidate the uninitiated. Luckily, there’s a new weapon in the battle against Erlang-phobia: Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! 

Erlang maestro Fred Hébert starts slow and eases you into the basics: You’ll learn about Erlang’s unorthodox syntax, its data structures, its type system (or lack thereof!), and basic functional programming techniques. Once you’ve wrapped your head around the simple stuff, you’ll tackle the real meat-and-potatoes of the language: concurrency, distributed computing, hot code loading, and all the other dark magic that makes Erlang such a hot topic among today’s savvy developers.

As you dive into Erlang’s functional fantasy world, you’ll learn about:

  • Testing your applications with EUnit and Common Test
  • Building and releasing your applications with the OTP framework
  • Passing messages, raising errors, and starting/stopping processes over many nodes
  • Storing and retrieving data using Mnesia and ETS
  • Network programming with TCP, UDP, and the inet module
  • The simple joys and potential pitfalls of writing distributed, concurrent applications

Packed with lighthearted illustrations and just the right mix of offbeat and practical example programs, Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! is the perfect entry point into the sometimes-crazy, always-thrilling world of Erlang.

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Frederic Trottier-Hebert is the author of Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!, a free online (also paid for, on paper) book designed to teach Erlang. He works as a lead member of technical staff on Heroku's routing components, helping design, program, maintain, and operate large scale distributed systems in the cloud, more often than not written in Erlang.

Fred Hebert

Frederic Trottier-Hebert is the author of Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!, a free online (also paid for, on paper) book designed to teach Erlang. He works as a lead member of technical staff on Heroku's routing components, helping design, program, maintain, and operate large scale distributed systems in the cloud, more often than not written in Erlang.


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