Elixir for beginners
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- Install Elixir
- Understand an Atom
- Understand a Tuple
- Understand Lists
- Understand Variables
- Use elixir map function
- Understand and use various operators
- Create a new elixir project
- Create a custom task
- Register a default task
- Filter data
- Sort data
- Experiment with Interactive Elixir -IEX
- Basic understanding of a computer
- Basic working knowledge of using the command line interface
- Basic internet navigational skills
Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. It leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.
Elixir is a functional, dynamic language built on top of Erlang and the Erlang VM. Erlang is a language that was originally written in 1986 by Ericsson to help solve telephony problems like distribution, fault-tolerance, and concurrency. Elixir, written by José Valim, extends Erlang and provides a friendlier syntax into the Erlang VM. It does this while keeping the performance of the same level as Erlang.
Features of Elixir
Scalability − All Elixir code runs inside lightweight processes that are isolated and exchange information via messages.
Fault Tolerance − Elixir provides supervisors which describe how to restart parts of your system when things go wrong, going back to a known initial state that is guaranteed to work. This ensures your application/platform is never down.
Functional Programming − Functional programming promotes a coding style that helps developers write code that is short, fast, and maintainable.
Build tools − Elixir ships with a set of development tools. Mix is one such tool that makes it easy to create projects, manage tasks, run tests, etc. It also has its own package manager - Hex.
Erlang Compatibility − Elixir runs on the Erlang VM giving developers complete access to Erlang’s ecosystem.
Topics covered in this course includes:
- Installing Elixir
- Displaying output
- Elixir build tool
- Application structure
- Creating a new elixir project
- Reading from afile
- Injecting a file into elixir project
- Creating a custom task
- Using elixir packages
- Data types
- using Elixir Map
- Functions and Modules
- Filtering data
- Sorting data
- Novice programmers
- Beginners to Elixir