Sebastian Gebski's Reviews > Programming Elixir >= 1.6: Functional -> Concurrent -> Pragmatic -> Fun

Programming Elixir >= 1.6 by Dave Thomas
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read August 1, 2018 to August 10, 2018.

I've fully re-read new version (>=1.6) to compare it with the original release (1.2 or 1.3 if I'm not wrong). The impression is 95% positive:
* book is polished, well-structured & perfectly edited
* it's 100% enough to start an adventure with Elixir programming
* some of new elements (since 1.3) were properly covered (e.g. formatter), but there are also some other very interesting elements (like GenStage & flow) that haven't been even mentioned - yes, I know that GenServer is huge & it's not possible to cover every related topic, but as streaming was already covered, some kind of basic intro into GenStage would probably be helpful
* chapter on tooling is here, but I'd expand it a bit - these are important elements of ecosystem that may scare people off

But in general, book is still decent & all I can do is to recommend it heartily & honestly to everyone interested in Elixir.
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Reading Progress

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

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