Learn With Me: Elixir - Strings (#9)

As we discussed in the post on data types, a string in Elixir is actually a binary containing the bytes of a UTF-8-encoded string. iex> is_binary("Speedy Taco") true However, you can still think of it as a string type. You won't know any differently unless…

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We covered binaries briefly in the post discussing the data types in Elixir, but here's where we go into detail. As previously mentioned, binaries store binary data either as a collection of bytes (binary) or as a collection of bits (bitstring). I suspect they are both pretty much the same…

Learn With Me: Elixir - Data Types (#6)

Like most languages, Elixir has data types. There aren't that many of them either. We'll be able to take advantage of the simpler data types immediately, but the data types with more complexity to them will require posts of their own later on. The Basic Types These data types are…

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Now is the time where I finally stop talking about Elixir and start actually using it. We'll actually get to write some Elixir code today, although it's going to be really simple stuff. Let's start doing something! IEx The tool that we're going to be using for learning the language,…

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It's almost time to dive into learning Elixir, but first I'm going to cover the learning resources I'm using and the tools I'm using, including what you need to follow along. Learning Resources I'm using the following resources for teaching myself Elixir. I've read some other websites and articles to…

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Welcome to Learn With Me: Elixir. The purpose of this series is to teach you about Elixir as I learn about it. As I go along, I'll be learning the concepts of the Elixir programming language and then writing about a topic I recently learned. I'm hoping to help others…