af83 proudly welcomes the first Elixir Meetup!
By Caroline 12-07-2013
Bruno Michel, our CTO, who co-organized this first meetup, is convinced by this language quality: “From Erlang, it took all the power of its virtual machine, like for example the possibility to do hot code swapping. But José Valim, its creator, also tried to give Elixir all every developer can expect from a modern programming language: easy character string management, metaprogramming, a nice syntax, useful tools, and so on… It’s only a simplistic vision of Elixir, because it also borrowed other languages characteristics (like Python docstrings, or Clojure mix), but it gives a little context on the language. It’s still young, but I find it really interesting already!”
The meetup was organized in two parts:
First of all, the evening started with an interesting talk of Arnaud Wetzel (@arnaudwetzel), from shopping adventure: starting with Erlang, he showed progressively the path to Elixir. Then he presented a library he’s currently developing, allowing to easily use WebMachine with Elixir.
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