Monday, October 27, 2014

Elixir: Functional |> Concurrent |> Pragmatic |> Fun

Since I have been subscribed to Pragmatic Bookshelf, one book which I have been waiting to read (for months), is Programming Elixir: Functional |> Concurrent |> Pragmatic |> Fun by Dave Thomas (remember The Pragmatic Programmer?).
There seems to be a lot of excitement around the language, and books being written even before the official release of the language is out. Elixir is developed by Jose Valim - a core developer of Rails, so the cool features of Ruby are expected.

Erlang (concurrent, reliable but hard!) is still popular, and has been used to write many cool (and stable) software, some popular - WhatsApp, OTP, and some well known only in the networking world - ConfD. Here is a nice commentary on Elixir by Joe Armstrong, creator of Erlang

Amazon says the book arrives on 30th - I have signed-up to be notified! cant wait to get the book! (and to get a hold on concurrent programming on the Erlang VM) :)

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