Oh hai. (I got this from Mil Surplus when I was a teenager over 30 years ago) JFGI: “TM 31-210 PDF”
Upshot: A popular Erlang tutorial site becomes a book. Any downsides? Nope, unless you don’t like the style. But you won’t. Support the author!
I was a bit skeptical that there was another “Learn You Some…” book out there written in the same style as the Haskell book. But, as of this post, Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good! by Fred Hebert is one of the six & counting books recommended on Erlang.org. And while $40 seems pricey for an eBook, this one is a monster at 624pp (on my iPad, 954pp). I found the tutorial style very accessible. If you have some programming/scripting under your belt, I think you will too.
So why would you buy what is essentially the contents of the Learn you Some Erlang site? Maybe you work in a secure environment. Maybe you live with spotty or no internet as I used to. Or maybe you’ll be using the book ‘in the classroom.’ The bottom line is, if you seriously want to learn Erlang, and you match the skill level outlined in the book, then this book is for you.
The best part is, you can ‘test drive’ the book via the author’s web site. I recommend you buy the book, either from O’Reilly or NoStarch to get DRM-Free copies for all of your devices.
Aside: Peeking in ePub’s code.. Take a wild guess who assembled the book for NoStarch. Yup, O’Reilly. So you know the ‘build quality’ is there.
SITE: http://learnyousomeerlang.com (sample files available)
Disclosure: I received the eBook download(s) from NoStarch for review purposes.
Alien and Blade Runner apparently take place in the same universe.