Modern books about Elixir, functional programming, Phoenix, OTP?

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#1

Hey everybody,
I scanned the forum for an hour or so and couldn’t help but notice that various offerings in the books department seem little outdated – f.ex. the “Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook” seems to cover Elixir 1.2 and 1.3 which in my eyes is not ideal (supervisor / worker configuration has changed since).

As of the beginning of 2019, what would everybody recommend on these topics?

  • Functional programming + Elixir
  • Phoenix (+ Presence, + Sockets)
  • OTP itself; could be Erlang but ideally I’d prefer Elixir
  • Event sourcing, CQRS, command patterns
  • Bonus points for something like Okasaki’s book about purely functional data structures but not working with C++ if possible (we’re looking to apply that knowledge in immutable FP languages after all).

I’m looking to become a bit more formally and more widely practically educated and your suggestions will be of great help.

Thanks.


#2

:wave:

Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP :+1::heart_eyes_cat:


#3

+1 for Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP :slight_smile:

  • Okasaki

#4

Programming Phoenix 1.4, eBook just released, print coming 2/19: https://pragprog.com/book/phoenix14/programming-phoenix-1-4

Elixir in Action, Second Edition: https://www.manning.com/books/elixir-in-action-second-edition
Ready as of 1/16

The latter half of the book covers “thinking in OTP” well


#5

For Phoenix Presence, there’s an entire chapter in “Phoenix Web Development”, from Packt.

I’m about halfway through that book, and it’s definitely an intermediate book, pretty solid and I’ve learned a good deal.

Also, Pragmatic Studio has their “Unpacked Bingo” course, which uses phoenix and presence. I haven’t started watching it yet - it’s next on my list.

https://pragmaticstudio.com/courses/unpacked-multi-player-bingo-with-elixir-phoenix-vue-elm


#6

@dimitarvp List of books -

For Elixir - Programming Elixir 1.6 (https://pragprog.com/book/elixir16/programming-elixir-1-6)
For Phoenix - Programming Phoenix 1.4 (https://pragprog.com/book/phoenix14/programming-phoenix-1-4)
For OTP - The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook (https://www.manning.com/books/the-little-elixir-and-otp-guidebook)
and one more good one -
Functional Web Development with Elixir, OTP, and Phoenix (https://pragprog.com/book/lhelph/functional-web-development-with-elixir-otp-and-phoenix)


#7

For me the combo would be “Programming Phoenix 1.4” and “Elixir in Action”.