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Programming Elixir by Dave Thomas

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Chapter 1Take the Red Pill

The Elixir programming language wraps functional programming with immutable state and an actor-based approach to concurrency in a tidy, modern syntax. And it runs on the industrial-strength, high-performance, distributed Erlang VM. But what does all that mean?

It means you can stop worrying about many of the difficult things that currently consume your time. You no longer have to think too hard about protecting your data consistency in a multithreaded environment. You worry less about scaling your applications. And, most importantly, you can think about programming in a different way.

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