In these past few months, I’ve been learning all I can about Elixir and Erlang, and the experience so far has been extremely fulfilling.
I have also found out that I have been enjoying writing a lot. Therefore, I’ve decided to embark on something semi-ambitious – I’m going to write a book!
How does it look like?
Here’s the obligatory book cover:
What is it going to cover?
Here’s a brief (and unconfirmed/incomplete) outline of the book:
- Elixir Walkthrough
- OTP Essentials
- Supervision strategies
The main theme of the book will revolve around creating a web application in Elixir and OTP.
It will pretty much be a hands-on tutorial – it will take the reader from having zero knowledge of Elixir and OTP to building a fully-functioning, distributed, and very cool web-application (Read: Twitter clone).
Along the way, the reader would also pick up things like installing extensions, calling Erlang functions, web sockets, streaming etc.
I am leaning towards Dynamo as the web framework of choice for now.
So where do I sign up?
Glad you asked: http://www.exotpbook.com.
When will it be done?
Don’t know. I’m working on it almost everyday, and will push out some sample content soon. Early birds will get a nice discount. :). Here’s the link again!
And … thanks!
2013 was an absolutely great and productive year for me. Quite a few of you have written nice things on my blog and on Twitter – I thank you all.