This Twitter discussion is interesting:
I received an interesting email today.
It was from someone at a major financial services company that was interested in hiring an Elixir consultant.
However, I can’t say who it is because they asked me not to tell anyone they’re using Elixir.
Why would that be, you ask?
They said “Over the last [timeframe] we’ve found that using Elixir for [our new product] has been so beneficial to our business that we now consider our use of Elixir as a major competitive advantage that we don’t want or competitors to have, so please keep this inquiry private.”
I saw a similar phenomena years ago a (unnamed) games company was using Erlang to great advantge I said “can we tell people” answer “no we’re telling everybody we’re using Java”