07 Apr '16, 9pm

My first week learning Elixir

I set myself to try to learn enough Elixir to be comfortable tackling some small projects. After 1 entire week studying close to 6 hours a day (around 42 hours) I'm still not entirely comfortable but I think the main concepts were able to sink in and I can fully appreciate what Elixir has to offer. This is not my first time touching Erlang though. I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in a small workshop at QCon San Francisco 2009 with no other than Francesco Cesarini . Thanks to him I was able to understand some of Erlang's exquisite syntax, the correct concept of Erlang processes, how immutability and pattern matching governs their programming flow. It was very enlightening. Unfortunately I couldn't see myself doing Erlang full time. I just hoped those mechanisms were available in a language such as Ruby ...

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