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Getting Started

Official Elixir starting guide that will take you through the language foundations.

In this tutorial we are going to teach you the Elixir foundation, the language syntax, how to define modules, how to manipulate the characteristics of common data structures, and more. This chapter will focus on ensuring Elixir is installed and that you can successfully run Elixir’s Interactive Shell, called IEx.


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Ryan Bigg @radar
There's the excellent Getting Started guide on elixir-lang.org and the Programming Elixir book, but those feel like they're more targeted towards experienced programmers.

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Justin Wood @Ankhers
I was just helping a friend go through the getting started guide.

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Bobby Priambodo @bobbypriambodo
And I'm not sure what you mean by several backend languages; the getting started guide lists only Java, Objective-C, Swift, and JS, so I think they only provide client SDKs for Android, iOS, and browser.

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Alzea Arafat @alzearafat
So, this method is better than official tutorial?

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cevado @cevado
The Getting Started guide expects someone learning Elixir/Erlang/OTP, and thats the whole point of a Getting Started guide.

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@dom
And there's an example in the Getting Started guide: http://elixir-lang.org/getting-started/mix-otp/agent.html#other-agent-actions (the discussion about server vs client just below is very relevant too)

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Marcus Bajohr @mbajohr
For a first 'general' view and some 'how does it feel' i've used the getting started guide.

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@peerreynders
Why not just try the Getting Started guide, Introduction to Mix and OTP, Meta-Programming in Elixir and see how it goes?

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@slayful
So I'm doing the Getting Started guide.

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Richard Robbins @thetechnologyvault
One of our team members just published this getting started guide for Elixir/Phoenix devs to use the Nanobox platform: https://content.nanobox.io/elixir-phoenix-development-getting-started/

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Philipp @wmnnd
The Getting Started guide explains how the installation works in more detail.

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cevado @cevado
I guess you're considering the Getting Started guide as documentation.

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Philipp @wmnnd
Here is the example from the Getting Started guide:

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Philipp @wmnnd
You can read more on how to install and configure Belt in the Getting Started guide.

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Vasspilka @vasspilka
Why not just try the Getting Started guide, Introduction to Mix and OTP1, Meta-Programming in Elixir and see how it goes?

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Philipp @wmnnd
You can read more about the with keyword in the Elixir Getting Started Guide: http://elixir-lang.org/getting-started/mix-otp/docs-tests-and-with.html#with

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Lorenzo @tuned
I am still at the getting started guide so I can have been missing something.

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José Valim @josevalim
If our assumption is that "let's have a way to learn the language where we can talk about this and everyone will go through it", then we already have the Getting Started guide (and yet the problem still exists).

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