Elixir is a fairly new functional programming language that runs on top of the Erlang virtual machine, known as the BEAM. Elixir opens up the mysterious world of Erlang to the average developer via an accessible syntax. Let us explore what this wonderful language and platform have to offer by looking at how they apply to building real time features into a typical request-response web application, and discover the answer to the question “Why erlang?”.
Questions? I’d be humbled and happy to help.