ElixirConf 2023 - Owen Bickford - Elixir's Secret Ingredient

Discover Elixir's secret ingredient - its vibrant community - at ElixirConf 2023. Learn how Elixir's unique features and supportive ecosystem empower developers to build scalable, fault-tolerant applications.

Key takeaways
  • Elixir’s secret ingredient is the community.
  • Elixir is a functional programming language that runs on the Erlang Virtual Machine (BEAM).
  • Elixir code is written in processes that are isolated and can run on multiple cores.
  • Processes communicate with each other by sending messages.
  • Elixir has a supervisor process that monitors other processes and restarts them if they crash.
  • Elixir has a number of built-in modules for working with data, such as the zip module for working with zip files.
  • Elixir has a number of tools for developing and debugging applications, such as IEX, Mix, and Livebook.
  • Elixir has a large and growing community of developers who are willing to help newcomers.
  • There are many ways to contribute to the Elixir community, such as by writing documentation, creating tutorials, or contributing to open source projects.