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Learning Elixir

Unveil many hidden gems of programming functionally by taking the foundational steps with Elixir.

Elixir, based on Erlang’s virtual machine and ecosystem, makes it easier to achieve scalability, concurrency, fault tolerance, and high availability goals that are pursued by developers using any programming language or programming paradigm. Elixir is a modern programming language that utilizes the benefits offered by Erlang VM without really incorporating the complex syntaxes of Erlang.

Learning to program using Elixir will teach many things that are very beneficial to programming as a craft, even if at the end of the day, the programmer isn’t using Elixir. This book will teach you concepts and principles important to any complex, scalable, and resilient application. Mostly, applications are historically difficult to reason about, but using the concepts in this book, they will become easy and enjoyable. It will teach you the functional programing ropes, to enable them to create better and more scalable applications, and you will explore how Elixir can help you achieve new programming heights. You will also glean a firm understanding of basics of OTP and the available generic, provided functionality for creating resilient complex systems. Furthermore, you will learn the basics of metaprogramming: modifying and extending Elixir to suite your needs.

  • Explore Elixir to create resilient, scalable applications.
  • Create fault-tolerant applications.
  • Become better acquainted with Elixir code and see how it is structured to build and develop functional programs.
  • Learn the basics of functional programming.
  • Gain an understanding of effective OTP principles.
  • Design program-distributed applications and systems.
  • Write and create branching statements in Elixir.
  • Learn to do more with less using Elixir’s metaprogramming.
  • Be familiar with the facilities Elixir provides for metaprogramming, macros, and extending the Elixir language.

Reviews

William Wong @William
I could not find any good on-line learning video for elixir and its Phoenix framework, and the only functional programming languages that I could find their online classes are scala and f#. My question is, will it better for me to learn other languages such as python with django, ruby with rails or javascript with nodes while I am reading "Learning Elixir 1.3" book?

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Eric J Christeson @ejc123
Depending on the level, you may want to post in Learning Elixir or Advanced Elixir. Learning Elixir has more traffic, but, given your projects, Advanced Elixir may be more appropriate.

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@cfernandomaciel
Learning Elixir has been a daunting but a very exciting task.

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Aston @AstonJ
Brought to my attention by @peerreynders - Start Learning Elixir s a fantastic initiative by @slashdotdash which:

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FrigidCode @frigidcode
I started with Programming Elixir 1.2, jumped to Learning Elixir as I like seeing two points of view for learning.

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Vasspilka @vasspilka
will it better for me to learn other languages such as python with django, ruby with rails or javascript with nodes while I am reading "Learning Elixir 1.3" book?

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Lucas Crivellari Macieira @birula
Learning Elixir and plan to use it for next projects.

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Matt Hornsby @Matt-Hornsby
Learning Elixir "the language" is one thing.

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FrigidCode @frigidcode
Once I finish Learning Elixir, I am moving to Programming Phoenix, and then Elixir In Action.

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Joaquin Alcerro @joaquinalcerro
Learning Elixir

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Jørgen Foss Eri @jorgeer
Learning Elixir on exercism.io!

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Michal Kunikowski @mkunikow
You can find many learning materials on our forum under Learning Elixir category.

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Vasspilka @vasspilka
There are 3 beginner books, Introducing Elixir, Learning Elixir and Programming Elixir.

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David Jelić @djelic
Learning Elixir and Phoenix by building simple invoicing app.

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