As mentioned in my introductory article to the actor model, the programming language Erlang implements the actor model as its core functionality, so anyone who’s got exposed to Akka is bound to have heard about it, and quite possibly they’ve become interested with it.

While I certainly was interested, that interest has only recently grown into the “oh boy I’ve got to try this right now” levels. Now that I’m this hyped, and we’re waiting for Scala 3 anyway, it’s the perfect time to play around with Erlang.

So in this article, we’ll go over a quick introduction to Erlang, and in subsequent articles we’ll rewrite our bastra game from the previous article in Erlang, with exactly the same functionality.

If you’re interested in learning more (much, much more) about Erlang, just check out the incredible book Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! either in printed or online form.