Monday, May 25, 2009

Erlang -- let's get it on!

Messed around with Erlang for like the sum total of 2 hours over a year ago. But have decided recently that I'm going to sit down and little by little work towards learning it. It just seems like a great complement on the back end with Ruby, especially with items like CouchDB bubbling up. It's also fun and mind bending exercise to learn new syntax, along with a different language. Erlang is very different than imperative languages. Looking forward to the journey, while continuing to progress deeper into Ruby, JavaScript, REST, TDD, Rails...

So I'm working my way through this book: Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World http://pragprog.com/titles/jaerlang/programming-erlang

mark_holton ~$ sudo port install erlang
---> Fetching gawk
---> Attempting to fetch gawk-3.1.6.tar.bz2 from http://mirrors.kernel.org/gnu/gawk
---> Verifying checksum(s) for gawk
---> Extracting gawk
---> Configuring gawk
---> Building gawk
---> Staging gawk into destroot
---> Installing gawk @3.1.6_0
---> Activating gawk @3.1.6_0
---> Cleaning gawk
---> Fetching tcl
---> Attempting to fetch tcl8.5.6-src.tar.gz from http://superb-west.dl.sourceforge.net/tcl
---> Verifying checksum(s) for tcl
---> Extracting tcl
---> Configuring tcl
---> Building tcl
---> Staging tcl into destroot
---> Installing tcl @8.5.6_0
---> Activating tcl @8.5.6_0
---> Cleaning tcl
---> Fetching tk
---> Attempting to fetch tk8.5.6-src.tar.gz from http://superb-west.dl.sourceforge.net/tcl
---> Verifying checksum(s) for tk
---> Extracting tk
---> Configuring tk
---> Building tk
---> Staging tk into destroot
---> Installing tk @8.5.6_0
---> Activating tk @8.5.6_0
---> Cleaning tk
---> Fetching erlang
---> Attempting to fetch otp_src_R12B-5.tar.gz from http://distfiles.macports.org/erlang
---> Attempting to fetch otp_doc_man_R12B-5.tar.gz from http://distfiles.macports.org/erlang
---> Attempting to fetch otp_doc_html_R12B-5.tar.gz from http://distfiles.macports.org/erlang
---> Verifying checksum(s) for erlang
---> Extracting erlang
---> Applying patches to erlang
---> Configuring erlang
---> Building erlang

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