A lot of companies still decide to go with Node.js / Java / Ruby / Python for building web apps.

In this talk, we will focus on, how Elixir ecosystem is ready to replace Node.js / Java / Ruby / Python for most of the web apps

The aim of this talk is to present why Elixir lang is a good choice for building your next web app.

We will explore some of the features and tool that Phoenix web framework provides that replaces the need of using Java / Node.js / Ruby / Python for web apps. e.g. Better concurrency model, Ecto for database interaction,  Phoenix channels, Simple APIs, Umbrella apps etc, Speed of development.

The talk will have a deep comparison of the runtime of Node.js, JVM, Ruby/Python with Elixir runtime. (e.g. http://joearms.github.io/2013/04/02/Red-and-Green-Callbacks.html for comparing Erlang callbacks with JavaScript callbacks, Comparison of JVM with BEAM  http://ds.cs.ut.ee/courses/course-files/To303nis%20Pool%20.pdf etc)

We will also compare syntaxes of these languages by seeing the code of the same app but with multiple languages.

This talk will also show how using Elixir also helps us a become better programmer because of features like immutability, functions, pattern matching, first class processes etc, great syntax.

At the end of the talk, every Java / Node.js / Ruby / Python developer should feel confident about Elixir and talk will motivate them to choose Elixir over Java / Node.js / Ruby / Python for building the next web app.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Why Elixir lang is a good choice for building your next web app.
  • Exploring features and tools that Phoenix web framework provides.
  • A deep comparison of the runtime of JVM, Node.js, Ruby/Python with Elixir runtime.
  • Compare syntaxes of these languages by seeing the code of the same app but with multiple languages.
  • Why Elixir makes us a better programmer because of features like immutability, functions, pattern matching, first class processes etc.

Learning Outcome

Get devs excited about Elixir language and motivate them to use Elixir for building web apps.

Target Audience

Every developer who is using his favourite programming language to build web apps but haven't explore Elixir/Erlang yet.

Prerequisite

Devs experienced of building web apps with Java / Ruby / Python / Node.js

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