Elixir Cookbook by Paulo A. Pereira

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Paulo A Pereira 978-1-78439-751-7 Packt Publishing 2015
More than ever, programmers need tools and languages that enable them to develop applications that take full advantage of all the resources available in a system. A few years ago, programs began to speed up just because CPUs were getting progressively faster.

More than ever, programmers need tools and languages that enable them to develop applications that take full advantage of all the resources available in a system. A few years ago, programs began to speed up just because CPUs were getting progressively faster. However, the "speed limit" has now been hit, and processors are no longer getting faster. Instead, we are getting more cores available per chip. Today, the challenge is how to take advantage of all that extra power. Elixir helps us do this! Elixir is a dynamic, functional programming language created by José Valim. It is compatible with the Erlang virtual machine and ecosystem. It focuses on scalability and fault tolerance. With its concurrency model and its ability to handle distribution seamlessly, it makes the task of implementing resilient and efficient systems easier, even fun! In this cookbook, you will find recipes covering some of the language tooling and concepts. You will find out that no special powers are needed to write concurrent programs or code that can be executed by other machines. You will find out that all you need is an expressive and powerful language, such as Elixir.

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