Intro to Elixir in Berkeley
This is a class/discussion co-hosted with the East Bay Rails Meetup Group at the Berkeley Public library's Central Branch, in the 3rd-floor classroom (we'll have signs up). Please note this class starts at 5:30!
This is a repeat of a class I taught at the library a few weeks back. It was a lot of fun, so I'm doing it again!
Elixir is a functional programming language with a Ruby-like syntax that runs on the Erlang virtual machine. This is cool because:
The Erlang VM is battle tested, has great concurrency support, and is fault-tolerant. We can use it to build incredibly fast, concurrent, robust web applications.
Learning functional programming is mind-expanding and a great way to improve your skills.
Elixir's Ruby-ish syntax and great tooling make it a compelling alternative to Ruby in some cases. It's also fun!
This will be an interactive class where we will learn the basics of Elixir and some basic functional programming concepts.
Also, you need to have Elixir installed on your machine. Installing Elixir
NOTE - space may be limited so please RSVP.