Elixir for Beginners (programming language)

A quick easy guide to basic Elixir syntax

In this course, I’ll be explaining simple concepts of coding in Elixir. You’ll learn all the basics: printing to screen, creating variables, getting using input, doing simple math, conditionals, lists, enums, etc. This is a simple steady-paced course that can be effective for anyone who has an interest in coding in Elixir. You could be someone with experience in another language or someone entirely new to coding.

What you’ll learn

  • Basic Syntax of Elixir, Variables, IO puts, commenting, concatenations, Data Types.
  • Strings.
  • Math.
  • User Input.
  • Decision-Making, Relational & Logical Operators.
  • Lists, Tuples & Maps.
  • Enumberables.
  • Modules & Functions.
  • Loops.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 4 lectures • 15min.
  • User Input & Decision-Making –> 3 lectures • 16min.
  • Lists, Maps, Tuples –> 3 lectures • 12min.
  • Enumerable, Functions –> 2 lectures • 17min.

Elixir for Beginners (programming language)

Requirements

  • Familiarity with any other programming language is recommended, but not required.
  • This course is very beginner-friendly, even someone with no experience can take this course.

In this course, I’ll be explaining simple concepts of coding in Elixir. You’ll learn all the basics: printing to screen, creating variables, getting using input, doing simple math, conditionals, lists, enums, etc. This is a simple steady-paced course that can be effective for anyone who has an interest in coding in Elixir. You could be someone with experience in another language or someone entirely new to coding.

I’ll be teaching using an online IDE, called replit, which serves its purpose great. You can sign-up for free, create a repl, and start following along with the lectures in a few minutes.

“Elixir” is used by many companies, for example, Adobe, Discord, Moz, and the Financial Times. It has many applications, and in this course, we’ll be sticking to the basics.

I will be explaining code snippets and there will be a link to the repl that I’m discussing in the lecture resources. You can then fork it, and change the names and arguments in the code to come with additional examples for each concept. Or you can use copy/paste.

This course is a beginner-friendly breeze and will allow anyone to effectively grasp the core concepts of Elixir in just a short amount of time.