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About Elixir

Elixir in a nutshell


This is elm the language, not elm, the email client!

Elixir is…

  • dynamic, functional programming language
  • leverages the Erlang VM
  • Erlang compatible
  • free and open source - Apache 2 License

Elixir has…

  • Mix - build tool for creating, compiling, and testing projects; dependency management
  • Hex - package manager
  • IEx - interactive shell

Elixir origins…

  • was created by José Valim while at Plataformatec
  • Elixir v1.0 was released in September 2014
  • maintained by the Elixir Core team
  • developed in the open on GitHub

Why Elixir?

It’s good trade-off between scalability and performance (from Erlang) and high level langauge features that are inspired by other languages like Ruby.

Credits and References

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