Programming Elixir 1.6 vs Elixir in Action

So, I want to get an Elixir book, but don’t know which one to get.
Both Programming Elixir 1.6 and Elixir in Action looks interesting, but I don’t think I would read two books.

Which book would you recommend and why?


After reading both of them, I slightly prefer ‘Elixir in Action’ over 'Programming Elixir`. I think EiA does a better job explaining some of the core concepts, and goes into more detail than PE. PE, however, might be a more gentle introduction to the language.
These books are both excellent, and either should give you a good understanding of Elixir.


I see. Thanks for answering!

The same question was recently asked on Devtalk - here’s a copy of my reply from there:

You can’t go wrong with either, so if you can only get one, go by whoever’s writing style you prefer :023:

(Btw if you’re interested, Dave Thomas is thinking about running a book club on Devtalk for his book - if that interests you let me know!)


Thanks for answering! And, I don’t know if I will be able to join a book group. You know, I don’t really have a lot of free time :pensive:

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