Introducing Elixir 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Introducing Elixir 2nd Ed (O'Reilly)
Thursday, 16 March 2017

In this hands on introduction, authors Simon St. Laurent and J. David Eisenberg show you how Elixir combines the robust functional programming of Erlang with an approach that looks more like Ruby, and includes powerful macro features for metaprogramming. Updated to cover Elixir 1.4, the second edition of this practical book helps you write simple Elixir programs by teaching one skill at a time.


The book introduces Elixir's pattern matching and process-oriented programming and shows how to build concurrent and resilient programs that scale up and down.

Author: Simon St. Laurent and J.David Eisenberg

Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: January 2017
Pages: 248
ISBN: 978-1491956779
Print: 1491956771
Kindle: B01N9KCTIC
Audience: Functional programmers
Level: introductory
Category: Other Languages


  • Get comfortable with IEx, Elixir's command line interface
  • Learn Elixir's basic structures by working with numbers
  • Discover atoms, pattern matching, and guards: the foundations of your program structure
  • Delve into the heart of Elixir processing with recursion, strings, lists, and higher-order functions
  • Create Elixir processes and send messages among them
  • Store and manipulate structured data with Erlang Term Storage and the Mnesia database
  • Build resilient applications with the Open Telecom Platform


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