Elixir in Action (Paperback)

Saša Jurić





Erlang is a seasoned development platform that offers highly-efficient concurrency, scalability, and fault-tolerance. Elixir is a modern programming language that takes advantage of the Erlang Virtual Machine without the complex syntax and conventions of the Erlang language. Elixir offers Ruby-like elegance along with the power to develop bulletproof scalable, fault tolerant, distributed server systems that can handle massive numbers of simultaneous clients and run with almost no downtime.

Elixir in Action shows how to use the Elixir programming language to solve practical problems associated with scalability, concurrency, fault-tolerance, and high-availability. It starts with a quick overview of Elixir, mapping familiar language concepts to the Elixir syntax. With a solid foundation, readers can confidently explore Elixir's seamless integration with the Erlang Virtual Machine and supporting OTP library that offers battle-tested, industry proven abstractions that can be used immediately in applications. Finally, the book provides guidance on creating deployable releases, distribute the system over multiple machines, and control the running system in production.

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