I finally started learning Erlang. This all started because I wanted to test a regular expression that most likely gets executed in software written in the language, and I had no idea what I was doing.

Actually, I do know what I was doing. I was copying code from Stack Overflow.

While I’ve always wanted to dive a little deeper into a functional language, I don’t know if it’s something I’ll find myself using very often. But I do see myself using the concepts regardless of language. Also, sometimes it’s just nice to get my mind out of imperative code.

Nicholas Lindley