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Elixir: A modern approach to programming for the Erlang VM - Jose Valim

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Hello Rubyists!

Jose Valim, Rails Core Team Member and Ruby Hero has well as the creator of Elixir will be heading to California to give a talk!

Elixir is a programming language for the Erlang VM. Elixir provides a
first class macro mechanism, supports polymorphism via protocols
(similar to Clojure's) and many other features while keeping the
functional aspects of Erlang used to build distributed, fault-tolerant

In this talk, José Valim will cover the main goals and features in
Elixir while also presenting some of the rationale and changes behind
the language design and its latest tools.

## José Valim

José Valim (@josevalim) is a Rails Core Team Member and author of
Crafting Rails Applications. He graduated in Engineering in São Paulo
University, Brazil and has a Master of Science by Politecnico di
Torino, Italy. He is also the lead-developer of Plataformatec, a
consultancy firm based in Brazil, an active member of the Open Source
community and is frequently traveling and speaking at conferences.


6:00 - 6:45 - Networking, food, beverages (Sponsored by EngineYard)

6:45 - 7:00 - Announcements

7:00 - 8:00 - Jose Valim - presentation

After 8pm - more networking

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  • Paul H.


    October 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some interesting concepts. Jose has taken a very practical approach to creating a new language, making small incremental improvements and maintaining compatibility with erlang, so that mixed projects would be trivial (if you are already an Erlang guy) The ease of clustering looks very promising. Some of the advanced ideas regarding Web Apps could help RoR down the road.

    October 3, 2012

  • Frank M.

    Interesting. The language is v. simple; and probably a bit under-powered.

    October 2, 2012

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