What are the best resources for learning Erlang?

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    #1Erlang User's Guide

    Erlang User's Guide
    This is a compressive guide for starting to program in Erlang.  Also, parts that are greatly simplified are indicated with *manual*. This means that a lot more information on the subject is to be found in the Erlang book or in Erlang Reference Manual.
    Websites

    Free

    Janet Olson
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I've wanted to learn Erlang for so long, and was really glad I found this User's Guide. I find a lot of programming manuals tend to be really condescending, or assume that you know a lot more than you do. I find that this takes a nice middle ground, and explains everything you need to know without making you feel dumb for not knowing it. Erlang has been so interesting so far, and I am really learning a lot from this User's Guide!"
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    #2exercism.io

    exercism.io
    Crowd-sourced code mentorship. Practice having thoughtful conversations about code.
    Websites

    Free

    Christopher Crawford
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "If you're trying to start off in the programming game, you know it's really tough and confusing. Instead of searching around on a bunch of different forums looking for help and advice which can be questionable sometimes you can go right to this app. There are a lot of knowledgable people to help you out, and as you grow you can help answer other's questions too. What a great resource and time saver."
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    #3Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good

    Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good
    Erlang maestro Fred Hébert starts slow and eases you into the basics: You’ll learn about Erlang’s unorthodox syntax, its data structures, its type system, and basic functional programming techniques.
    Books

    $39.95

    Catherine Grant
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "This book is comprehensive, covering all the details. But I found there was a lot of editing mistakes, which was confusing, especially for this type of thing. And there's nothing about the mistakes in the book, I had to go to the website to find out about that. It’s a bit pricey too, and with all the mistakes, I don't think it's worth it."
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    #4Etudes for Erlang

    Etudes for Erlang
    In this book, written by J. David Eisenberg, you will find descriptions of programs that you can write in Erlang. The programs will usually be short, and each one has been designed to provide practice material for a particular Erlang programming concept. 
    Books

    $4.99

    Roger Kelley
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I used this textbook for giving me ideas to write more complex programs for Erlang. The book has helped me but it does require prior knowledge in order to use effectively. "
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    #5Concurrent Programming in Erlang

    Concurrent Programming in Erlang
    Written by experts in the field, this practically-oriented book shows you how the use of ERLANG results in modular systems which are easy to specify, design and test.
    Books

    Check price

    Cynthia Grant
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Learning Erlang was something I was always curious of doing so I took it upon myself and got this book. I was not disappointed. It is very tough at first but this book guided me through everything. All the main points were explained in a way that was thorough and easy to digest. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for learning Erlang
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Erlang User's GuideWebsites 9 Free
2exercism.ioWebsites 5 Free
3Learn You Some Erlang For Great GoodBooks 4 Paid
4Etudes for ErlangBooks 3 Paid
5Concurrent Programming in ErlangBooks 1 Paid
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