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Intro to Elixir
  1. Course Overview
  2. What you need to do well in this course
  3. Why Elixir is poised for the future
  4. What is functional programming and how does it apply to Elixir
  5. Comprehension Quiz
The Syntax and Fundamentals
  1. Overview and Installation
  2. Syntax Basics
  3. Basic Syntax Quiz
  4. Pattern Matching
  5. Advanced Syntax
  6. Pattern Matching & Advanced Syntax Quiz
  7. Keeping Flow Clean
  8. Functional Descriptive Flow
  9. Code Fundamentals Assignment
REST and GraphQL with Phoenix
  1. Overview and Phoenix Installation
  2. Introduction to Phoenix and its Architecture
  3. Phoenix Architecture Quiz
  4. Creating a REST API
  5. REST API Quiz
  6. GraphQL vs REST
  7. GraphQL vs REST Quiz
  8. Creating a GraphQL API
  9. GraphQL Quiz
  10. Creating Web Pages with Phoenix
  11. Phoenix Channels and GraphQL Subscriptions
  12. GraphQL API Assignment
Ecto DB and Architecture
  1. Overview
  2. Creating Schemas and Migrations
  3. Schemas and Migrations Quiz
  4. Data Integrity Through Changesets
  5. Changesets Quiz
  6. Writing and Composing Queries
  7. Writing and Composing Queries Quiz
  8. Managing Schema Relationships
  9. Relationship Quiz
  10. Integrating Ecto with Phoenix
  11. Integrating Ecto with Phoenix Quiz
  12. Phoenix Project Ecto Integration
OTP & Testing
  1. Overview
  2. 1 - What is OTP
  3. 1.1 - OTP Supervisors and Workers
  4. 1.2 - OTP Process Communication
  5. 1.3 - OTP Agent, GenServers & Tasks
  6. 1.4 - OTP Application
  7. 1.5 - OTP 'Let it Crash'
  8. 1.6 - OTP Process Limitations
  9. OTP Process Quiz
  10. 2 - ExUnit
  11. 2.1 - Writing Testable Code
  12. 2.2 - Testing OTP
  13. 2.3 - Testing Ecto
  14. 2.4 - Testing REST
  15. 2.5 - Testing GraphQL
  16. 2.6 - Testing GraphQL Subscriptions
  17. Testing Basics Quiz
  18. 3 - Writing Maintainable Tests
  19. 3.1 - Cleaning up Tests with Support
  20. 3.2 - Stubbing & Mocking
  21. 3.3 - Testing Side Effects
  22. 3.4 - Crushing Bugs with IEx, Logger and IO.inspect
  23. Testing Maintainability Quiz
  24. OTP Process and Testing Assignment
Midterm Project - Mini Boss
  1. Midterm Recap
  2. Midterm Project Prep
  3. Midterm Project
Absinthe Deep Dive & Pre-emptive error Handling
  1. Overview
  2. 1.0 - Thinking About Errors
  3. 1.1 - Erroring Gracefully
  4. 1.2 - Writing to Handle Unknown Errors
  5. Thinking About Errors Quiz
  6. 2.0 - Adding Logging to Aid Debugging
  7. 2.1 - Creating Error Systems for Debugging
  8. 2.2 - Using IEx to Debug Code
  9. 2.3 - Debugging with Observer
  10. Debugging Quiz
  11. 3.0 - Absinthe's Middleware
  12. 3.1 - Absinthe's Resolution Object
  13. 3.3 - Absinthe Fields and Objects
  14. 3.4 - Writing Documentation With Absinthe
  15. Absinthe Quiz
  16. Error System & Absinthe Assignment
Planning for scalability & How to go distributed
  1. Overview
  2. 1.0 - Elixir Limitations
  3. 1.1 - Statistics to Measure Scale
  4. 1.2 - Side Effects of Scaling
  5. Limitations and Scaling Quiz
  6. 2.0 - Bottlenecks from Elixir
  7. 2.1 - Pooling for Increasing Bottleneck Width
  8. 2.2 - ETS to Eliminate State Access Bottlenecks
  9. 2.3 - How to Architect with Bottlenecks in Mind
  10. Bottlenecks and Increasing Width Quiz
  11. 3.0 - Connecting Elixir Nodes
  12. 3.1 - Sending Messages Across Nodes
  13. 3.2 - Clustering Nodes with LibCluster
  14. 3.3 - Distributing Work with Tasks
  15. 3.4 - Distributing Phoenix & Absinthe
  16. Elixir Distribution Quiz
  17. 4.0 - Using GenStage to Process Lots of Data
  18. 4.1 - GenStage Dispatchers
  19. 4.2 - GenStage Consumer Producers
  20. GenStage Quiz
  21. Scalability & Distribution Assignment
Metrics & Distributed tooling
  1. Overview
  2. 1.0 - What are Metrics
  3. 1.1 - Beam Telemetry
  4. Metrics & Telemetry Quiz
  5. 2.0 - Setting up Prometheus and Grafana
  6. 2.1 - Gathering Metrics with Prometheus
  7. 2.2 - Prometheus Counters, Gauges & Histograms
  8. 2.3 - Grafana Deep Dive
  9. 2.4 - Building Good Grafana Dashboards
  10. Grafana & Prometheus Quiz
  11. Grafana & Prometheus Assignment
  12. 3.0 - Using Global for Distributed Communication
  13. 3.1 - CAP Theorem Basics
  14. 3.2 - Creating Distributed Supervisors with Horde
  15. Global, Horde & CAP Theorem Quiz
  16. 4.0 - Replicating State Across Clustered Nodes
  17. 4.1 - Using DeltaCRDT to Create a Caching System
  18. 4.2 - Distributed Hash Rings
  19. 4.3 - Using Redis as a Cache
  20. 4.4 - Distributed Caching Types & Trade-offs
  21. Distributed Tooling Assignment
How to use Elixir to Architect an app & Remote Debugging
  1. Overview
  2. 1.0 - Directory Organization & Module Structure
  3. 1.1 - Umbrella & Poncho Projects
  4. Project Organization Quiz
  5. 2.0 - Connecting to Other Languages
  6. 2.1 - Developing with NIFs
  7. Other Language & NIF Quiz
  8. 3.0 - Architecting a Green Field Application
  9. 3.1 - Architecting Data Flow
  10. 3.2 - Architecting Clean Applications
  11. 3.3 - Thinking about the VM & Reductions
  12. New, Clean & Flowing Applications Quiz
  13. 4.0 - Evaluating Development Tradeoffs
  14. 4.1 - The Importance of Delaying Architecture Decisions
  15. Decisions & Tradeoffs Quiz
  16. 5.0 - Assessing Workload
  17. 5.1 - Shortening Development Time with Libraries
  18. Evaluating Workload & Dev Time Quiz
  19. Architecture & Tooling Assignment
Final Project - Last Boss
  1. Recap
  2. Project Instructions
  3. Final Project
Tuning the VM & How to Create and Manage Releases
  1. Overview
  2. 1.0 - Knowing the VM's Limits
  3. 1.1 - Where the VM Limits Bend
  4. 1.2 - When to Tune the VM
  5. 2.0 - Drafting Releases with mix release
  6. 2.1 - Drafting Releases with Distillery
  7. 2.2 - Writing Custom Release Tools with Distillery
  8. 3.0 - Deploying Bare Metal Releases Over SSH
  9. 3.1 - Deploying Releases with Docker Containers
  10. 3.2 - Using Hot-Code Upgrades to Deploy
  11. 4.0 - How to setup CI
  12. 4.1 - How to Manage Releases
  13. 4.2 - How to Setup a CD Pipeline
Who is this for

Designed for every level of expertise

From beginner, intermediate, to advanced you’ll learn how to leverage Elixir’s world-class performance from someone who’s scaled users into the 10’s of millions.
Apprentice Practice the fundamentals and perfect your syntax; shift paradigms to functional programming.
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Dmytro Van Elixir Developer, Cheddarflow

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"I was skeptical at first because I never heard of elixir and phoenix however I landed myself a remote contract job with a company in LA, It was a worth it"

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  3. Expert mode for advanced students
  4. Community channels with other alumni
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A self-paced structured learning environment designed to teach you the best practices of a production-level quality of code.

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  2. A learning curve that matches even a full time job
  3. Assignments, real-life projects and code review
  4. 132 videos with transcripts + resources
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this best for?

If you want to master Elixir, in a relatively short period of time, from one centralized platform, to reach your goal (deploying a personal project, leveling up your career, etc), we are absolutely perfect for you!

Who is this not good for?

If you’re a hobbyist and only want to dabble with the language because it’s interesting, we may not be the best fit for you. You could likely spend the next 3 - 5 years of trial & error troubleshooting to brute force your way into learning Elixir at an intermediate level without needing to make any investments into your education.

I don’t have very much experience, should I still take this?

While we don’t teach the fundamentals of programming, we do teach the fundamentals of Elixir. You can begin with little to no experience with Elixir whatsoever and by the end, have the knowledge base of a senior Elixir developer (just without the work experience) but we do recommend you have at least 1-years experience programming with any language before starting with us.

Is this an online course or a bootcamp?

Both! We're a Course BootCamp hybrid, a CourseCamp. Recorded content is 50% of the value and the live coaching sessions are the other 50%. Us helping you find work with Elixir afterward is just a bonus!

Why isn't the pricing closer to what I expected?

Some people expect a quick online course priced around $50 - $500. Others expect a bootcamp priced around $10,000 - $30,000. Truth is we're a bit of both, smack dab in the middle.

Will you help me find work with Elixir afterward?

Absolutely, this is one of the cornerstones of our program. You can have your new skillset pay for itself before you’re even done paying for it. How’s that for a quick turnaround on your ROI!

How do you help me find work or get prepared for interviews?

Talented Elixir developers are in high demand and we’re building a reputation for producing high-quality programmers in the Elixir community.

We can show you how to dress up your LinkedIn, Resume, & GitHub, introduce you to our hiring partners, show you the best places to find work, offer interview coaching & mock technical interviews, and a whole lot more!

Essentially, we do everything in our power to give you your best possible chances to stand out as the obvious candidate head and shoulders above the rest.

How much does a typical Elixir developer earn in a year?

In the course of your career as an Elixir developer expect to earn an annual salary anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000. Naturally, this broad range is dependent on previous experience, expertise, and location with the US paying the highest.

Can I find remote work?

The vast majority of Elixir opportunities are posted as remote because it has been difficult for companies to find competent talent just around the corner.

What is your success ratio in helping people find work with Elixir?

We’re comfortable recommending people for positions once they are passed the midterm project and so far, 100% of the career-oriented individuals passed that point have been able to find employment programming Elixir.

How do I reap a return on my investment?

At full price, $500/mo for 12-mo, you would need to increase your annual salary by $6,000 a year to achieve a return on your investment in the first year and then permanently reap the rewards each year thereafter.

Why do I get a built-in discount for choosing a shorter payment plan?

Rather than make every option $6000, we decided to incentivize those who are able to make larger investments upfront with a scaling discount, that way, we have more operating capital to grow and expand our services at a faster rate.

What happens if I miss or have to pause my monthly investments?

Sometimes life gets in the way, we get it. While we can’t give away our time and energy for free we urge you to connect with Jeremy and we’ll try our best to accomodate your circumstance.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes, we have a 30-day, no questions asked, full refund policy. After 30 days, we can still cancel any future installments but do not offer a refund on previous instalments.

Why can’t I purchase any one lesson separately?

Sometimes a developer needs to unlearn bad habits before they can begin best practices.

Is it self-paced?

Since ours is a Lifetime Membership you’ll have the same access to everything on year 10 as you would day 1 so you can progress as quickly or as slowly as your schedule allows.

How long does it take to go through the whole program?

The good news is, you can progress as quickly or slowly as your schedule allows since everything is self-paced. That being said, time frames vary depending on your previous experience but if you're able to put in about an hour a day, we estimate that you should be able to pass the midterm project and become job-ready within roughly 12 weeks.

Is there an accountability failsafe?

Some people like to have an extra kick in the pants to keep progressing every day. To stay on top of your studies there are a number of ways to keep Learn Elixir top of mind: match up with an accountability buddy; weekly progress email reminders; weekly live coaching sessions; community chat notifications; personal messages of encouragement from Co-Founder Jeremy Graham.

Can I start a Free Preview to try it out first?

Absolutely, in fact, we encourage it! Start your Free Preview here.

What does Lifetime Membership really mean?

Exactly what it sounds like; course content, private Slack channel, live coaching sessions, everything in our offer will always be available to you once you start with any of the pricing options available.

How do I reach out if I need help?

Mika will be your go-to guy for all things Elixir and can be reached via Slack or during the weekly live coaching sessions. You can also engage with our community in the private Slack channel in the Elixir workspace as a lot of the senior developers enjoy helping the more junior ones.

What is covered in the live coaching sessions?

Every Wednesday at 12:00-noon pacific time, Mika will be on Zoom to answer anyone's questions, about anything. Since this time is driven by its members, the direction and destination are up to you!

Do I have to attend the weekly live coaching sessions?

No, you do not, this is a resource purely available to attend at your leisure.

Are there any code reviews?

To ensure best practices, all assignments and projects require you to pass a code review with 100%. Any less, and feedback will be provided to ensure a production level quality of code each step of the way.

Can I build my own personal project as a part of the curriculum?

As long as you’re able to establish that you’ve learned everything in the prior levels, as seen in these videos, we love it when people bring their own creativity to the curriculum, it’s an absolute win-win.

Do you provide suggestions on what to build for the midterm and final projects?

If you don’t already have an idea in mind we provide recommendations in our midterm project prep video or you can connect with Mika on Slack or in the weekly live coaching session to brainstorm ideas.

Do you update content?

If a video becomes outdated because something fundamental has changed with Elixir we will absolutely update our material.

Are you going to come out with new content?

As Elixir becomes world-class in new environments like blockchain, AI, LiveView, etc, we will be creating new content to remain at the forefront of technology.

Do you teach LiveView?

We know LiveView, have used it ourselves and like it, it's cool to play with. We can offer guidance/advice via Slack or during the weekly live coaching sessions but we haven't created any content for it yet for a couple of reasons 1.) It is still in beta and evolving rapidly so content can quickly become outdated or irrelevant. 2.) It can be quite costly to scale LiveView in production and so it hasn’t become fully commercially adopted yet.

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Avoiding Data Loss with Elixir's :dets module

:dets allows us to persist items on disk quickly and natively in Elixir, however there is a chance we can loose data when using this method. In this article we discuss how to create a persistant cache module in Elixir with :dets, why we can lose data and what we can do about it

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Who we are

Meet the team

Mika Kalathil

Mika Kalathil

Lead Instructor | Co-Founder

Mika has been a member of the Elixir community since the beginning and often learned directly from the core team when documentation was sparse. After working as a senior Elixir developer for several years Mika began to notice a repetition of fundamental flaws or gaps of knowledge when reviewing others’ code for deployment, hiring, or consulting purposes. After identifying an obvious need in the community, he decided to create Learn Elixir and serve developers throughout their careers in a manner he wished he had.

Jeremy Graham

Jeremy Graham


Jeremy has worked in sales and business development all his life and is likely to be the first person you talk to at Learn Elixir. He’s noticed the rise in popularity and appreciation for Elixir over the years and is thrilled to be contributing to the community in his own way. As the language transitions from niche to mainstream, he is determined to do whatever it takes to help your career while creating a centralized standard of excellence companies can trust.

Kurt Hogarth

Kurt Hogarth

Instructor | Co-Owner

Kurt, a Creative Technologist from GiantSpoon and Blitz, cherishes Elixir for its simplicity in building concurrent applications. Passionate about mentoring, his mission is to demystify Elixir's benefits, especially its process-oriented programming with OTP. He enjoys sharing projects that showcase the language's richness.