How to become an Elixir developer in 2022?

Manager former developer looking to get back into the developer track, looking for advice on the following:

  • Essentials to master when working with elixir
  • Learning path to become productive as a developer

Essentially looking for the elixir equivalent of Backend Developer Roadmap: Learn to become a modern backend developer

Thanks in advance!

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Very quick, rough response:

concepts in exercism roadmap
ecto, phoenix, maybe absinthe
mix basics

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Here are some options:

And last but not least - be visible - blog, take part in the forum, etc. People generally hire people, and if your visible and a positive person I’m pretty sure you’ll have a better chance of getting hired over someone who isn’t :003:

Good luck :023:

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Maybe this articles will help a little:

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I absolutely love the official Elixir getting started guide…

You can go through the whole thing in a day or two, and it kind of sets you up to answer “where to go from here.” Especially if you have previous experience as a programmer.

The biggest issue for me was learning to leverage OTP so I don’t reinvent any wheels.

There are TONS of tools to help manage processes. Once you get the basics, mastering GenServer, Task, and Task.Supervisor is the next step, imo.

Then understanding OTP applications. An application has configuration, can depend on one or more other applications, and can start one or more processes, etc.

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