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I’m not aware of any Elixir/Erlang specific content (other than the upcoming Erlang and Elixir for Imperative Programmers) but there may be some Springer titles of interest for the more academically inclined and there is Peter Seibel’s‡ Coders at Work (2009) with interviews featuring:
- Jamie Zawinski: Author of XEmacs and early Netscape/Mozilla hacker
- Brad Fitzpatrick: Writer of LiveJournal, OpenID, memcached, and Perlbal
- Joshua Bloch: Author of the Java collections framework, now at Google
- Simon Peyton Jones: Coinventor of Haskell and lead designer of Glasgow Haskell Compiler
- Peter Norvig: Director of Research at Google and author of the standard text on AI
- Guy Steele: Coinventor of Scheme and part of the Common Lisp Gang of Five, currently working on Fortress
- Dan Ingalls: Smalltalk implementor and designer
- L. Peter Deutsch: Author of Ghostscript, implementer of Smalltalk-80 at Xerox PARC and Lisp 1.5 on PDP-1
- Ken Thompson: Inventor of UNIX
- Frances Allen: Pioneer in optimizing compilers, first woman to win the Turing Award (2006) and first female IBM fellow
- Bernie Cosell: One of the main software guys behind the original ARPANET IMPs and a master debugger
- Donald Knuth: Author of The Art of Computer Programming and creator of TeX
and of course
Joe Armstrong: Inventor of Erlang
which contains the (in)famous quote:
I think the lack of reusability comes in object-oriented languages, not in functional languages. Because the problem with object-oriented languages is they’ve got all this implicit environment that they carry around with them. You wanted a banana but what you got was a gorilla holding the banana and the entire jungle.
‡ and Peter Seibel’s Practical Common Lisp (2011) (online version).
There is also Expert F# 4.0 (2015).