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Erlang book is in beta...


I love Ruby--I've done all my serious (and most of my not-so-serious)  
work in Ruby since 2000.

But that doesn't mean that I think it's the only solution--the  
universal language. There are always going to be areas where other  
tools excel.

One of those areas is concurrent programming. As the world moves to  
multi-core processors, and as we start to write applications  
distributed across intra- and internets, we need to find better ways  
to exploit all this extra power. If you've ever tried to write  
concurrent programs in Java, or even Ruby, you know the challenges.

Erlang is designed from the ground up to help programmers create  
highly concurrently (read thousands or processes), highly reliable  
(read 99.99999% uptime) applications. It's a real world language--it  
is used to write telephone switches, banking applications, trading  
systems...you name it.

I like it for that reason. I also like it because it's different--
very different. It makes me think about problems in a totally  
different way.

We were lucky to get Joe Armstrong, one of the inventors of Erlang,  
to write our latest beta book, Programming Erlang.

The book isn't being officially announced until next week, but I  
thought the Ruby community might appreciate an early look.

      http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/jaerlang/

Cheers

Dave

Sweet.  Any plans for a Haskell book?

--
James Britt

"The truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders
than by the arguments of its opponents."
   - William Penn.

> Sweet.  Any plans for a Haskell book?

+1

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On Mar 2, 2007, at 2:00 PM, James Britt wrote:

> Sweet.  Any plans for a Haskell book?

I'd love to do one.

It's a question of finding the right author.

On 2-Mar-07, at 2:18 PM, Dave Thomas wrote:

> We were lucky to get Joe Armstrong, one of the inventors of Erlang,  
> to write our latest beta book, Programming Erlang.

Oh this is *very* cool!

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On 3/3/07, Bob Hutchison <h@recursive.ca> wrote:

> On 2-Mar-07, at 2:18 PM, Dave Thomas wrote:

> > We were lucky to get Joe Armstrong, one of the inventors of Erlang,
> > to write our latest beta book, Programming Erlang.

> Oh this is *very* cool!

Awesome.

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were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary.
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On 3/2/07, Robert Feldt <robert.fe@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3/2/07, Dave Thomas <d@pragprog.com> wrote:

> > On Mar 2, 2007, at 2:00 PM, James Britt wrote:

> > > Sweet.  Any plans for a Haskell book?

> And any plans for an IO book? It also has interesting answers/solutions
> relevant to the current uni- to multi-core transition... iolanguage.com

> /Robert Feldt

I'd say it would be a bit soon for an Io book since I still pull down
daily changes from the main darcs repository. ;-) Having said that, I
highly recommend that people check it out... it _really_ brings the
meaning of completely dynamic into scope.

Though I've gone through other Haskell books, it would be great to see
how the Pragmatics would present the language. So +1 on that from me
as well.

Brian.

On 02/03/07, Dave Thomas <d@pragprog.com> wrote:

Awesome. I've been meaning to learn Erlang for a while now. I'm
definitely buying this, especially with Joe Armstrong involved.

Farrel

Excellent! It just so happens I am gearing up to learn Erlang. What
timing! Maybe people on this list really are clairvoyant...

Hans

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