About Elixir Sep 09 2019 16:29 languageMoneyScience
keyboard_arrow_downkeyboard_arrow_up Visit resource
Elixir is a functional, concurrent, general-purpose programming language that runs on the Erlang virtual machine (BEAM).
Elixir builds on top of Erlang and shares the same abstractions for building distributed, fault-tolerant applications. Elixir also provides productive tooling and an extensible design. The latter is supported by compile-time metaprogramming with macros and polymorphism via protocols.
Elixir is used by companies such as PagerDuty, Discord, E-MetroTel, Pinterest, Moz, Bleacher Report, The Outline, Inverse and Divvy, and for building embedded systems. The community organizes yearly events in the United States, Europe and Japan as well as minor local events and conferences.
The Elixir programming language was created by José Valim. His goals were to enable higher extensibility and productivity in the Erlang VM while keeping compatibility with Erlang's ecosystem.
On July 12, 2018, Honeypot released a mini-documentary on Elixir which you can view here.