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Programming Elixir by Dave Thomas

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Think Different(ly)

This is a book about thinking differently; about accepting that some of the things folks say about programming may not be the full story:

  • Object orientation is not the only way to design code.

  • Functional programming need not be complex or mathematical.

  • The foundations of programming are not assignments, if statements, and loops.

  • Concurrency does not need locks, semaphores, monitors, and the like.

  • Processes are not necessarily expensive resources.

  • Metaprogramming is not just something tacked onto a language.

  • Even if it is work, programming should be fun.

Of course, I’m not saying Elixir is a magic potion (well, technically it is, but you know what I mean). There isn’t the one true way to write code. But Elixir is different ...

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