Where to Begin Learning Elixir

I've been skimming a lot of resources lately on learning Elixir. My preferred learning method is to build things immediately, while learning the syntax and finer details along the way. I've never been a fan spending hours learning the finer details & not having anything to show for it. If that's your preferred style of learning I suggest the following resources:

Brand New to Elixir

If you haven't written any Elixir at all try these resources.

  • Take Off With Elixir

    • There is a free 30 minute preview which is one of the best explanations of the syntax I've seen. If you like it, you can even buy the full tutorial.
  • Code School Video Tutorials

    • Has a free course, a free screencast & a paid course.

If you would rather learn the syntax first, try the Official Getting Started Tutorial.


I'll add more advanced levels as my skills progress. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment below & I'll check it out.

Matt Ferderer

I am a Software Developer primarily using JavaScript and C#. I write about Building Software, Web Security and Artificial Intelligence. Besides tech, I occasionally write about fitness, education & business.