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Introducing ERLANGby Simon St Laurent
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If youre new to Erlang, its functional style can seem difficult, but with help from this hands-on introduction, youll scale the learning curve and discover how enjoyable, powerful, and fun this language can be.
Author Simon St. Laurent shows you how to write simple Erlang programs by teaching you one basic skill at a time. Youll learn about pattern matching, recursion, message passing, process-oriented programming, and establishing pathways for data rather than telling it where to go. By the end of your journey, youll understand why Erlang is ideal for concurrency and resilience.
Erlang gives developers incredibly powerful tools for concurrency and resilience, but applying those tools requires learning the functional programming approaches that help Erlang isolate its processes.
Introducing Erlang gives readers a gentle introduction to this powerful and reliable language. Examples demonstrate how to make Erlang work on its own terms, rather than attempting to translate from other languages. Examples will demonstrate one skill at a time, advancing readers through basic sequential programming through higher-order functions, list comprehensions, processes, debugging, data storage, and a brief introduction to OTP.
About the Author
Simon St. Laurent is a web developer, network administrator, computer book author, and XML troublemaker living in Ithaca, NY. His books include XML: A Primer, XML Elements of Style, Building XML Applications, Cookies, and Sharing Bandwidth. He is a contributing editor to XMLhack.com and an occasional contributor to XML.com.
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