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Adopting Elixir by Jose Valim, Bruce Tate, Ben Marx

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Training Developers

Training developers for a new language is more than simply sending a few of them at a time to classes and conferences. A holistic approach is better. Early adopters are learning and deploying a new technology at the same time and you want to minimize where things can go wrong.

Once you decide to make a commitment to Elixir, your first goal should be to solve a single, focused problem. That may be a small web service, a prototype, or the sketch of a system you plan to rewrite.

It is also worth shaping your first team of Elixir developers with the future in mind. Experienced developers will be more comfortable with leading the project and working as mentors. Some may have been exposed to functional programming, which will ease ...

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