Whoo hoo!! I’ve finished it! Loved it! Here’s…
If you’ve been following the forum lately, you’ll probably have noticed a number of threads I’ve started that were inspired by this course. For someone like me, who’s transitioning from the old ‘monolith’ way of doing things, this course is simply invaluable. It contains so, so many eye openers. I’ve actually lost cout of the number of times I was (very pleasantly) surprised by what Dave had to say - and I think you will be too.
While this course also covers the basics of Elixir, the real treasure here is how Dave approaches software development using it. He’s known for his views on programming languages and software architecture to be shrewd and visionary, but here you get much more than that; you get his expert opinion on how those best practices, all those ideas he’s amassed over the years, can be applied to this wonderful new language called Elixir… If you’re anything like me, you’ll be bursting with excitement because he seems to answer that burning question that so many of us have asked ourselves while developing in other languages - that surely there is a better way?
Well, there is. And Dave is just the man to show you. This isn’t just a course about Elixir - this course may well change the way you develop software forever… it has certainly had such a profound effect on me.
I love this course, and I really do think you will too.
Here are a few points covering specific queries you might have:
- This is very much a video course. 99% of the content is video - the text on the page is usually below the video to recap what you saw (which is very handy!)
- Dave encourages (practically forces you!) to program along - and it’s FUN!
- Every now then Dave talks into the camera directly. I love this. It makes the course feel very personal and almost like he’s there with you. It genuinely feels like he’s your personal instructor and you definitely feel closer to him after doing this course (testement to his fine teaching and interpersonal skills!)
- He uses Phoenix 1.3
- He uses Phoenix in somewhat of an unorthodox way, that just ‘makes sense’
- He talks about Phoenix Contexts (but not in the way you might expect! Haha!)
- And much much more…