This is the beginning of Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! Reading this book should be one of your first steps in learning Erlang, so let’s talk about it a bit.
I got the idea to write this book after reading Miran Lipovača’s Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! (LYAH) tutorial. I thought he did a great job making the language attractive and the learning experience friendly. As I already knew him, I asked him how he felt about me writing an Erlang version of his book. He liked the idea, being somewhat interested in Erlang.
So I began writing this book.
Of course, there were other sources to my motivation. When I began, I found the entry to the language to be hard (the Web had sparse documentation, and books are expensive), and I thought ...