Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile My Website Previous Previous Next Next
Mark Atwood
Review: Erlang books
The fine folks at O'Reilly sent me reviewer copy of two books on Erlang

I am currently in the process of learning Erlang for a personal project. These books both measures up to the high expectations I have come to expect from Pragmatic Programmers Publishing and from O'Reilly Books.

Erlang is a difficult language to "sell", and is a challenge to learn.

Both books assume you have decently good programming skills, and don't need your hand held too much about the idea of programming, and instead show you how Erlang is different, it's unique and interesting features, and some of "how to think in Erlang".

Both are very good books for learning the language, and gaining basic skill in using it.

Both of the cover pretty much the same territory, in pretty much the same order. You only really would need one of them, but they are both equally good, so I can't recommend one over the other. Either get both, or pick one at random.

I wish there was more on "how to think in Erlang", especially since most programmer's intuitions about multiprocessing and concurrency, born of battle scars with multithreaded programming in C/C++, will be wrong.

Tags: , , ,

2 comments or Leave a comment
From: patelsapna33 Date: October 28th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Nice Book info

Hello Friend, I read your post and your book reviews on Erlarge books. I also agree with you that these books are nice and important for programmer. I have read Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World book which is written by Joe Armstrong. This book is really very nice and good informative for my project too. Thanks for sharing really very nice info.
From: jaquesul Date: July 31st, 2010 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nice Book info

Erlang is hell for me since my boss bought me this book and asked me to develop a project using this infos. HELL on my desk. pay per head sportsbook
2 comments or Leave a comment