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Learning Elixir

With the challenges facing Ruby and Rails, many are finding Elixir as a good alternative, especially considering performance and concurrency.

But this isn't just because it has a faster interpreter--it is more memory efficient, better with streams, parallel and concurrent than Ruby, and this means you typically have better applications. But if you are just doing CPU bound things, they probably will bench roughly equivalently.

To help people explore possibilities with Elixir, I've gathered some information together.

Elixir looks a lot like Ruby, by design, but it runs on top of the Erlang beam, which has existed for some time--this has influenced its behavior and concepts, to a degree. This also means there are some packages that can be leveraged across both platforms.

Useful info:

Brandon Gillespie

Brandon Gillespie

Brandon loves Tech and has a breadth of experience including hands-on Implementation and Leadership Roles across many companies including small startups, enterprises, and the USAF.

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