For those of you who aren't familiar with Elixir but are interested in the language, I compiled a little
Resourcessection down below, feel free to get some inspiration from there! What's a better time to jump into Elixir? :)
As some of you may know, ElixirConf US 2019 is currently running over at Gaylord Rockies Resort, Colorado!
The best thing about it is, even though the conference is still running, the videos are already out, check them out over at YouTube! I think it's pretty amazing that the videos come out so quicky so people who aren't able to attend don't feel as left out :)
There are a plethora of interesting things that are happening and frankly I haven't even had time to go through all of them yet! Some of those are:
Lumen, an alternative BEAM implementation implemented in Rust, designed for WebAssembly, although the main goal is not to replace BEAM, it does seem like it could eventually head there! (Side note, I think a Rust-based VM is pretty exciting, just like what Enigma is trying to do.)
Elixir's Future (Stability + Extensibility, better deployment experience, better tooling experience like tools to help aid Code Analysis, ExUnit now diffs for pattern matching as well)
Just thought we could start a conversation here on dev.to, otherwise, the Elixir community is also on elixirforum.com and also very active on the Slack channel over at https://elixir-slackin.herokuapp.com, join us!
If you're new to Elixir, here are some great resources to get you started:
- The official Elixir website
- ElixirSchool, a community-driven website to help make Elixir easily accessible!
- The amazing books, Programming Elixir by Dave Thomas and also Elixir in Action by Sas̄a Jurić
- My personal favourite, Elixir and the OTP, video-based tutorial from Pragmatic Studio. I basically learned my Elixir crafts from here!
- Other video resources like ElixirCasts and Alchemist Camp are also great!
- If you're into podcast, I'm a big fan of Elixir Talk, they're perfect for your commute so definitely check them out!
P.S: With courtesy from ElixirForum (probably the biggest Elixir community forum?), you can sometimes get up to 40% off the learning resources! Just try to input
elixirforum whenever you try to checkout :)