First post! I really fell in love with Elixir and Phoenix, and the community as well.
So here’s my problem: I’m a front end developer by trade. Elixir (Phoenix) will be my first backend language that I’m seriously trying to learn (I’ve tried before with python and php earlier in my career, but quickly lost interest, half because of the api / documentation, and half because once I learned, I didn’t know of anything interesting I wanted to build.
I want to learn Elixir & Phoenix to build websites. So I’m about 100 pages into the Programming Elixir book by Dave Thomas, in addition to 52% into the video Hangman course by Dave Thomas (I started with the course, then tore open the book as I wanted them to go more over data structures, pattern matching, and recursion).
The problem I’m having though, is the same one as always: I’m being confronted with tons of “Enum” methods which I have no chance of ever remember or caring about. I want to just start actually using Phoenix to build a site.
So my question is: do I for some reason need to completely finish this Elixir book before I move onto Phoenix? Or should I just finish the course and that would be good enough?