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Though erlang-solutions.com provides pre-built binaries for Mac OS X (among other OS), an alternate and easy way to install Erlang on Mac OS X is via brew. Simply type:

brew install erlang

Once installed, you can test it by typing “erl” in the Terminal to fire up the Erlang interactive shell:

Now that you have Erlang installed, what next? Highly recommend Joe Armstrong’s Programming Erlang (2nd Edition). It’s always nice to read programming books authored by language creator themselves. Joe Armstrong’s Github page also has some goodies related to the book and other information.

joe-armstrong-programming-erlang-2nd-edition-book-cover

For a little inspiration, here’s “Erlang the Movie”:

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