September 25, 2015

Announcing LearnElixir.tv

Over the past year and a half or so, I have been teaching a programming class. We started out learning the command line and Git, and then moved on to Ruby. In the process, I quickly found out that Ruby isn’t quite as easy to understand as I thought it was.

This year, I pressed the reset button, and am teaching the class Elixir instead of Ruby, in the hope that functional programming will make more sense to beginners than object-oriented programming does.

Toward that end, I started working on a screencast which I’m now happy to announce to the public: LearnElixir.tv. Please check it out!

LearnElixir.tv Screenshot

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from ElixirSips?

I’m a happy subscriber to Josh Adams’ ElixirSips screencast. If you’re not already a subscriber, go sign up for it now! It’s great.

However, I felt like there was room for a screencast oriented more toward complete beginners who want to learn Elixir’s features from start to finish, like they would read a book. That’s the need LearnElixir.tv tries to fill.

What topics does LearnElixir.tv cover?

It is still a work in progress, but it will eventually cover Elixir’s main features and the most important parts of its standard library. When it is finished, a beginner should be able to get up and running from the screencast alone.

Read the topic list

How many episodes will there be?

At least 20, but beyond that, as many as it takes to cover the subject matter to my satisfaction.

What does it cost?

Right now, $9. One time. It’s a steal. This price covers the episodes on Elixir’s built-in features and standard library. I’ll raise it soon, so get it while it’s this cheap!

Future episodes on special topics, like Phoenix or Ecto, may require payment per episode or require a subscription.

How to submit suggestions/corrections

Email me at admin at learnelixir dot tv. Or, if you’ve bought the series, just comment on the relevant video using Disqus.

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