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Programming Elixir by Dave Thomas
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read April 30, 2015 to May 7, 2015.

The best tech book I've read in months.

Perfect balance between what's told & what's needed to comfortably start coding in Elixir. It shines especially in language-dedicated sections, OTP part feels a bit too short, but as it can be really overwhelming (based on my own experience when I was learning Erlang some time ago), I don't find it a big trouble.

All key topics (distribution, supervision, actor model itself) have enough of author's love, with an exception of error handling maybe. And I don't mean exception handling (there's a short appendix), but error resilience in general - in theory supervision chapter is pretty much about that, but I think more emphasis would be welcome.

Anyway, the truth is simple - it's a GREAT book. Pleasure to read, I just couldn't wait to use all the inspiration & knowledge taken from it by putting my hands on the actual code.
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Reading Progress

April 30, 2015 – Started Reading
April 30, 2015 – Shelved
May 7, 2015 – Finished Reading
August 1, 2018 – Started Reading (ebook Edition)
August 1, 2018 – Shelved (ebook Edition)
August 10, 2018 – Finished Reading (ebook Edition)

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