Elixir: The Big Picture

This course introduces Elixir, a language that enables concurrent and fault-tolerant applications with friendly developer aesthetics. You’ll learn how its powerful heritage creates more than just another new language.
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Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 26, 2021
Duration
44m
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Beginner
Updated
Mar 26, 2021
Duration
44m
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Real-time experiences increasingly define our interaction with technology. In this course, Elixir: The Big Picture, you’ll learn how Elixir makes these experiences easy to create. First, you’ll learn about its relationship to Erlang, a battle-tested language that powers telecommunications. Then you’ll see how Elixir’s concurrency model allows us to accomplish a lot while minimizing the impact of errors. Finally, you’ll see what makes Elixir approachable as a functional language that focuses on productivity. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to understand applications that use Elixir, evaluate it for your next project, and begin writing it yourself.

About the author
About the author

AJ is a software developer who is passionate about technical education. He loves creating with code and volunteering with youth robotics programs.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello there. My name is AJ Foster, and welcome to my course, Elixir: The Big Picture. I am a software developer focused on interactive learning and practice, at Pluralsight. Elixir is a powerful language built on top of decades of real world experience. This course is your introduction to the language, and no prior experience with Elixir is required. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include what Elixir inherits from Erlang, how Elixir performs multiple tasks at once and tolerates errors, and what makes Elixir the friendliest and most productive functional language. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to understand applications that use Elixir, evaluate it for your next project, and begin writing it yourself. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Elixir with Elixir: The Big Picture, at Pluralsight.