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Resources for anyone interested in learning Elixir

I sent some resources on learning Elixir to someone today and wanted to repost them here in case anyone else is interested in learning.

If anyone has additional tips, leave a comment below. I’m still learning. :slight_smile:

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Learning Elixir

So far, the two best resources I’ve used for the basics are:

Other resources:

Alchemist Camp has good Elixir/Phoenix videos.

Elixir School is also worth checking out.

This YouTube playlist was helpful for me for understanding how the fault-tolerance works.

Learning Phoenix (Web Framework)

If you use the code elixirforum on Pragmatic Bookshelf, the ebooks drop down to about $15 each. They publish a lot of Elixir books.

Programming Phoenix 1.4 is good. I also have Functional Web Development with Elixir, OTP, and Phoenix and Real-Time Phoenix but haven’t finished them yet.

There are many short Phoenix tutorials online like:

The following two video course links expect that you already know another programming language and have probably gone through the basic syntax of Elixir (the official guide is probably enough).

  • Elixir for Programmers was good.
  • I’m almost done with the first of a 3-course Elixir bundle from Pragmatic Studio. They are a bit expensive, but the first course was worth it so far. (Use the elixirforum discount – I got their three Elixir courses for $119 during the holiday sale.)
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