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New Erlang Book

Interesting: Joe Armstrong is writing a new book about Erlang.

This is good because the old one was short on helpful material for beginners. I had the same problem when I started learning Erlang as I had with Perl: I was dead in the water trying to get a simple program to run, for hours or days—until, with Perl, I found Learning Perl. With Erlang it was just a tremendous amount of banging my head against the wall. The first hours of learning a new language, for me, are often spent with trivial frustrations, like figuring out what "main" is called, or how to include the standard library. Maybe that's because I usually don't start with examples, the way many people do. Rob Sayre says the book is good.