I run a language learning blog and would like to learn how to code so I can create an app to help English speakers learn French.
I’m currently 70% through Michael Hartl’s Rails Tutorial and want to finish it because it’s working great as an intro to programming.
But I’m considering switching to Elixir once I’m done with the rails course because I find it much more exciting than rails.
I finished Joy of Elixir a while ago and found Elixir really fun and logical. I also did half of the pragmatic Studio course. I also find the Elixir documentation amazing and way easier to understand than the Rails’ documentation.
But I’m not sure what to do next. I learn best by doing but I also need some guidance so I don’t pick up horrible coding habits along the way.
I’m considering the followings books because they seem the best suited for someone new to programming.
- Learn functional programming with Elixir
- Phoenix in action
My main worry is that they haven’t been updated in a while. I’m also considering Elixir in Action and Programming Elixir but am worried they may be too advanced for me.
I’m also considering this course:
My goal would be to follow along the courses and books and also build my app in parallel to get some practice.
Would you recommend this course of action ? Are these resources the best choice for a beginner or would you recommend something else ?