Elixir is a dynamic, friendly, easy-to-use, functional language designed to build scalable and maintainable applications. Elixir 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. So, if you're a developer who wish to learn Elixir for building scalable and efficient web applications, then go for this Learning Path.
Packt’s Video Learning Path is a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.
The highlights of this Learning Path are:
● Learn the functional programming style with Elixir
● Build and monitor applications with the robust Elixir toolset
● Learn how to use macros and metaprogramming to write dynamic code
Let’s take a quick look at your learning journey. This Learning Path begins with explaining the origin of Elixir programming language. You will then dive into the functional programming paradigm and know why this language is so special. You will also learn the core programming concepts of Elixir such as the language syntax, defining modules, manipulating the characteristics of common data structures, and more.
Next, you will learn about Elixir installation along with successfully running its interactive shell called IEx and its build tool, Mix, which is used to scaffold, build, and test projects. You will get to know Elixir data types and collections to perform complex computations along with familiarizing yourself with the concept of pattern matching used to extract data from complex structures.
Moving ahead, this Learning Path teaches you the I/O concepts which will allow you to present data in much more useful ways. Next, you will learn how to use OTP and its behaviour suite to create robust applications. Finally, you will learn to monitor your applications using the Elixir toolset.
By the end of this Learning Path, you will gain a complete knowledge on Elixir and be able to build your own applications with ease.
Meet Your Expert:
We have the best works of the following esteemed author to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:
Joao Goncalves is a professional software engineer with over 7 years of experience in various areas of software development, from banking and telco software to embedded systems and web development. He has recently discovered and developed his passion for functional programming and finds Elixir a very enjoyable language to use.