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The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook

The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook

Benjamin Tan Wei Hao

Feb 2017, Paperback
ISBN13: 9781633430112
ISBN10: 1633430111
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DESCRIPTION

Elixir is a functional programming language built on the Erlang virtual machine. It combines the productivity and expressivity of Ruby with the concurrency and fault-tolerance of Erlang. Elixir makes full use of Erlang's powerful OTP library, which many developers consider the source of Erlang's greatness, so programmers can have mature, professional-quality functionality right out of the gate. Elixir's support for functional programming makes it a great choice for highly distributed event-driven applications like IoT systems.

The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook gets readers programming applications with Elixir and OTP. First, it offers a quick overview of the Elixir language syntax, along with just enough functional programming to use it effectively. Then, it dives straight into OTP and shows how it helps build scalable, fault-tolerant, and distributed applications through several fun examples. Readers will rediscover the joy of programming with Elixir and remember what it feels like to be a beginner again. KEY FEATURES

 Hand-on guide with fun examples

 Gets readers building programs quickly

 Brings back the joy of programming

AUDIENCE

Written for readers comfortable with a standard programming language like Ruby, Java, or Python. Experience with Erlang or another functional programming language is helpful.

ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY

There is now a huge interest in functional programming languages such as Scala, Clojure, F#, Erlang and Haskell. Part of this reason is that these languages are better suited to exploit multi-core processors. Elixir is a functional programming language built on the Erlang virtual machine. It combines the productivity and expressivity of Ruby with the concurrency and fault-tolerance of Erlang.