Fred Hebert is a self-taught programmer with experience in frontend web development, web services, and general backend programming in various languages. His online tutorial, Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good!, is widely regarded as the best way to learn Erlang. He has worked for Erlang Solutions Ltd., where he wrote training materials and taught Erlang all around the western world. He currently works at BLOOM Digital Platforms as an Erlang developer.
Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!by Fred Hebert
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Erlang is a functional programming language used by high paying companies such as Facebook and Amazon. Erlang is growing in popularity because it uniquely allows programmers to manage and modify running code live, thereby avoiding costly downtime. Erlang is also one of the few languages designed for concurrency, meaning it takes full advantage of all the processors in a single machine, or multiple machines connected in a cluster. In the spirit of Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!, Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! is the highly anticipated book version of author Fred Hebert's extremely popular web tutorial. Hebert’s conversational, matter-of-fact tone, novel illustrations, and sometimes unusual sense of humor make the sometimes dense language palatable and fun to learn. This text is a refreshing change from the typical programming book.
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This book is meant to follow in the tradition of Learn you a Haskell for a great good, which was drawn from a series of web tutorials. That back was for enthusiasts and this one is too. In other words, if you have no familiarity with functional programming concepts and don't have an opinion about things like the pluses and minuses of threading in other languages, this book may move a little fast for you. On the other hand, it provides a thorough tour of what Erlang can do if you have started to wade in by following web tutorials and what to organize and expand upon what you've learned. If you heard that Erlang was the new old thing and want to check it out, start with Introducing Erlang.