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"last time I saw this much enthusiasm was when the Ruby & Rails rocket was preparing to launch."

"last time I saw this much enthusiasm was when the Ruby & Rails rocket was preparing to launch."

Fellow Localytics engineer, Michael Macasek , and I just got back from ElixirConf and we are pumped. The things people are doing with Elixir are incredible. We heard talks on distributed computing, self-healing architectures, embedded systems, and web development. The last time I saw this much enthusiasm for new tech was back when the Ruby & Rails rocket was preparing to launch. "I loved what I saw, but hated what I didn't see." – Jose Valim We'd both been dabbling in Elixir before the conference, and after meeting the community, we knew Elixir was about to take off. So what exactly is Elixir? It's a programming language that runs on the Erlang virtual machine . Elixir's creator, Jose Valim, famously said that when he looked at Erlang, "I loved what I saw, but hated what I didn't see." So he built a language that has all Erlang's strengths, plus more—macros, a nicer syntax...

Full article: http://eng.localytics.com/flirting-with-elixir/

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