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3 Excellent Books to Learn Elixir

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. Besides scalability, Elixir is noted for its speed, good garbage collection, dynamic typing, immutable data, and high reliability.

Elixir is a relatively new functional programming language that runs on the Erlang virtual machine. Elixir builds on top of Erlang and shares the same abstractions for building distributed, fault-tolerant applications.

The language is published under the Apache License 2.0.

Here’s our recommended free books to master Elixir.

1. Joy of Elixir by Ryan Bigg

Joy of ElixirJoy of Elixir is a gentle introduction to programming, aimed at people who already know some things about computers, but who have little-to-no programming experience.

Joy of Elixir guides first-time programmers through the paces of learning their first programming language in a fun and enjoyable way.

This book is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 License.

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2. The Ultimate Guide To Elixir For Object-Oriented Programmers by Bruce Park

The Ultimate Guide for Making the Jump to ElixirThis guide helps you quickly get up to speed on Elixir if you’re coming from an object-oriented background like Ruby or Java.

The book begins with an explanation about how to install Elixir, and the programming terminology. The reader is then taken on a tour of the enum module, the list module, the map module, before moving on to conditionals, handy keywords for working with modules, types, and comprehensions.

Later chapters cover strings, documentation, the kernel module, protocols, guards, IO and files, and building a random image CLI loader. The book ends with error handling.

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3. Elixir Succinctly

Elixir Succinctly

Elixir Succinctly guides readers along the first steps of mastering the Elixir programming language in Elixir Succinctly.

It provides a brief overview of Elixir’s history and purpose and clear instructions to create an app with Elixir. The author aims to make it easy for developers who wish to add a new language to their repertoire.

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