One of the coolest feature I came across in Elixir - our code documentation becomes our unit tests. I was amazed by its simplicity when I saw it in action in sample app I was writing. I feel this is one of the most incredibly and helpful feature I saw in any modern programming language in recent times. (Python has similar functionality using Python’s doctest.)

Let me explain this by giving a quick demo using few simple examples: Math functions sum and multiply.

Lets say this is our Maths...

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Recently I was looking at various ways to create a constants in Elixir. I come from ruby background, where it is very easy to create and think of constant. You can create constant by assigning a value to constant name. Constant name should begin with capital letter in ruby. Concept of constant is bit twisted in ruby as we can reassign constant to different value.

 I_AM_CONSTANT = "though i can be reassigned :)"

Ohh! Just remembered this is a post about Elixir and not Ruby. Being in...

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Web app had heavily evolved from times when web app was just meant to display some data using markup languages. There was a time when every software needed to be installed in every machine that want to use the software. Improvement in server side technologies, browsers and internet speed have fueled the phenomena of SAAS (Software As A Service). The rule of building a software has changed drastically. Most of the software that are developed today is developed by considering "use from any...

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Few weeks back I was reading a blog about concurrency limitations in Ruby (which we all are aware since long) and how Elixir is evolving. Thus I was extremely curious to know this new dynamic functional programming language "Elixir", the two decades old Erlang language & Erlang Virtual Machine (VM) known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems. This article is a result of my curiosity about Elixir and Erlang.

This article does not cover (i.e. out of scope)...

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