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From Ruby to Elixir; codebar
June 04, 2024

From Ruby to Elixir: Unleash the Full Potential of Functional Programming

Whether you're a seasoned Ruby developer looking to expand your skill set or a programming beginner looking for a solid foundation in Elixir, this book has what you need to get up to speed quickly. Elixir is a functional language with a fairly small footprint. This makes it easier to learn and put into production than other languages. Plus, it's built on forty-year-old foundations that give your applications rock-solid stability.

The first part of this book is all about developing expertise in the language. Learn about the core data types, build application data structures, enumerate over data, and use pattern matching to control the flow of an application. Elixir has an amazing process model that allows for (actually) easy parallel processing. Learn how to tap into this process model so you can leverage that power yourself.

The second part of this book builds a real-world application using the most important libraries in a web developer's toolbox. Each library is compared to its similar Ruby library so you'll quickly see similarities and differences. We'll use Ecto, Phoenix, and Oban to build a SMS application powered by Twilio.

What are you waiting for? Tap into your Ruby knowledge and start building scalable Elixir applications today.

Now in print: Use coupon code "SBELIXIRCOMPLETE" for 40% off the ebook at pragprog.com/titles/sbelixir. For the paperback edition, please support your local independent bookstore.


Headquartered in the U.K. but with chapters around the globe, codebar is on a mission to help foster a healthy and diverse tech community through free workshops and training, career support, and collaboration with and sponsorship from some of the biggest names in tech. And from June 10-16, you can take part and show your support by joining us for our Spring Literary Festival.

Use promo code codebar2024 for 40% off your purchases at pragprog.com during the festival week, and you'll not only be getting an amazing deal for yourself, you'll also be helping the entire community. We'll be donating 20% of the list price on each title purchased back to codebar once the festival's over, so show your love and spread the word!

And while you're at it, be sure to mark your calendar and join us on Zoom for four fun, fantastic, and free talks with Bookshelf authors:

June 11, 4-6 pm GMT

Leemay Nassery: Behind Every AI feature, there’s an A/B Test
VM (Vicky Brasseur): The Basics of Copyright and Licensing for Software Developers

Register at https://ti.to/codebar/an-evening-with-pragmatic-bookshelf-author-edition

June 13, 5-7 pm GMT

Ashley Peacock: An Intro to Building Cloud Apps with Cloudflare
Dave Thomas: Working in a Post-Agile World

Register at https://ti.to/codebar/an-evening-with-pragmatic-bookshelf-2nd-author-edition

See you there!

PLEASE NOTE: The Pragmatic Programmer: 20th Anniversary Edition is not eligible for discount, as we are not that book's publisher and have no control over its pricing.

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  • 2024-06-27 R. Mark Volkmann, KCDC in Kansas City
  • 2024-07-03 Anders Schau Knatten, C++ on Sea
  • 2024-07-03 Frances Buontempo, CppOnSea/Folkestone
  • 2024-07-16 Kenneth Kousen, UberConf
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