June 23, 2009
I've used it a little, but I have more interest than experience. My background is more in Perl, PHP, and Python, but I've played around with Erlang and Haskell, and want to learn more.
It's a tie between light-weight, massive concurrency/parallelism and easy, message-passing and process control. The bit syntax, hot-swappable code, and staggering uptime reputation are really nice, too.
I want to get a better feel for practical application of Erlang/OTP to common problems, as well as the functional programming idiom.