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Programming Elixir

Book notes - Programming Elixir by Dave Thomas, pubished by The Pragmatic Bookshelf


I bought Programming Elixir from The Pragmatic Bookshelf in version 1.0 and udated through to 1.3. the latest edition is 1.6. My notes here reflect the 1.3 edition.

Table of Contents - Highlights

Conventional Programming

  • Pattern Matching
  • Immutability
  • Elixir Basics - Types
  • Anonymous Functions
  • Modules and Named Functions
  • Lists and Recursion
  • Maps, Keyword Lists, Sets, and Structs
  • Processing Collections—Enum and Stream
  • Strings and Binaries
  • Control Flow
  • Organizing a Project
  • Tooling

Concurrent Programming

  • Working with Multiple Processes
  • Nodes—The Key to Distributing Services
  • OTP: Servers
  • OTP: Supervisors
  • OTP: Applications
  • Tasks and Agents

More-Advanced Elixir

  • Macros and Code Evaluation
  • Linking Modules: Behavio(u)rs and Use
  • Protocols—Polymorphic Functions

Getting the Source

$ mkdir example_source
$ cd example_source
# v1.3 examples
$ wget
$ tar xzvf elixir13-code.tgz
$ mv code elixir13-code
$ rm elixir13-code.tgz
# v1.6 examples
$ wget
$ tar xzvf elixir16-code.tgz
$ mv code elixir16-code
$ rm elixir16-code.tgz

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