Elixir is a dynamic, functional language that specializes in writing distributed and scalable applications. This course, Getting Started with Elixir, focuses on getting you up and running with Elixir. First, you'll learn the basic syntax of Elixir and what makes it different from other languages. Next, you'll discover how to build your own modules and write code in a functional programming style, You'll wrap up the course by writing and testing an application. By the end of this course, you'll have a good understanding of basic Elixir concepts and you'll be equipped to write fault-tolerant applications and libraries that can be used by other developers.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Nate Taylor, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with Elixir. I am a software engineer at Aviture in Omaha, Nebraska. Elixir is a relatively new, dynamic functional language. While it's new, it is built on top of the Erlang VM, which is used across the world for distributed and highly available applications by companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Yahoo. Elixir itself is used by companies such as Lexmark, Pinterest, and Bleacher Report. This course is designed as an introduction to Elixir. No prior experience with Elixir or functional programming is required before starting. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include the basic Elixir syntax, pattern matching and why it's important, the Elixir ecosystem, as well as creating an Elixir application. By the end of this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of Elixir, which you will use to create an application that will schedule tweets through the Twitter API. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with general programming concepts such as data types, functions, and control flow. For example, you should know what a for loop is. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Elixir with the Getting Started with Elixir course, at Pluralsight.