Ryan Wood

Product Builder, Rubyist, Entrepreneur of sorts
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26 Sep 2009
Learning Erlang

I was out on a date with my wife last week and in usual fashion, we popped into a Barnes & Noble. She grabbed the lastest edition of People magazine and I wandered over the the “geek” section to browse what’s new. I picked up Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World. I figured I would just skim through it put is back but I got hooked.

I’m not sure why, but I really I got hooked. I bought the book. Being primarily a web developer, I have no idea what I’d even use Erlang for, but I haven’t really learned a different paradigm of programming a number of years. So the journey begins. Maybe I’ll burn out with it or maybe I’ll build a bridge and be able to see where I could use it in the future or maybe it will just help be to be a more well rounded developer. Time will tell.

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