Coding Dojo: Erlang

Coding Dojo is a meeting where a bunch of coders get together to work on a programming challenge. They are there to have fun and to engage in Deliberate Practice in order to improve their skills.

At the Dojo one can't discuss a form without code, and one can't show code without tests. So the person which is not on the stage can give an idea, but can not fall into discussion with the pair. If he or she wants to implement the idea, he or she ought to become a pair’s member and go to the PC.

In order to perform the Kata we will use Erlang as a programming language, OTP to make our application distributed and IntelliJ IDEA IDE with Erlang plugin to handle the rest. You should take a look on them if you're not familiar with the tools. You can grok Erlang essentials by following this course. Additionally, we'll handle a short introduction before the Dojo and we also supply IntelliJ cheat-sheet. Also, a lenghty but good tutorial is Learn You Some Erlang. And here is a usable Erlang API reference.

Prerequisites:
1. A willingless to code hard and improve your development skills.
2. 1+ year of development experience is a preference
3. Attendees are responsible to bring and share some food and drinks.

Number of attendees is limited.

NB: the most active participant will get the 'Erlang and OTP in Action' book by Martin Logan, Eric Merritt, and Richard Carlsson from our sponsor Manning Publications Co.

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  • Maxim L.

    Nice lang/platform to try, would like to learn more about distributed processing now.

    October 2, 2012

  • Arkadi S.

    I hope you guys are not disappointed that we didn't really get to the Distributed stuff via Randori. The stuff was really too much for the Dojo format. I think, we can organize something bigger and more focused on scalability topic some other day. But then I need help to do it.

    2 · September 30, 2012

    • Maxim L.

      The fact that most of us learned how to code Erlang in one day is great! That's what I like about Dojos: I come knowing nothing about the subject and leave with experience completing some tasks. Thank you!

      September 30, 2012

  • Andrejs J.

    was great to attend meetup by Arkadi, I regret I missed Groovy dojo

    September 30, 2012

  • Arkadi S.

    September 29, 2012

  • Vladimir T.

    Unexpectedly too long than planned. We had to made two Dojos.

    September 29, 2012

  • Arkadi S.

    1. The car pool near Tieto office is a Europark pre-paid http://www.europark.lv/lv/autostavvieta?id=421
    But you an leave your car for free under the bridge or near LMT or VEF.
    2. There will be free coffee machine available on-site, no kitchen though.

    September 29, 2012

  • Maksim B.

    What is the best way to learn Erlang? http://stackoverflow.com/a/1017281

    1 · September 24, 2012

  • Arkadi S.

    As (new) IntelliJ Erlang plugin is maturing, we'll be using IDEA 11 CE + plain erl console for the Dojo instead of Eclipse.
    Also, please, find some hours to read the Erlang course at http://www.erlang.org/course/course.html and practice with the tools.

    September 12, 2012

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