Elixir

The scalability and concurrency of Erlang with the user-friendly syntax of Ruby.

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The scalability and concurrency of Erlang with the user-friendly syntax of Ruby

The Elixir programming language is one of the fastest growing of the past decade, and it is trusted by many of the world’s biggest companies, with good reason too. Because it shares the BEAM VM with Erlang, it provides the same guarantees of performance, scalability and resilience. On the other hand, Elixir has the popular syntax of Ruby and boasts a powerful set of libraries including Phoenix LiveView for web application and Nerves for writing to hardware, making it truly full stack language.

On the other hand, Elixir has the popular syntax of Ruby and boasts a powerful set of libraries including Phoenix LiveView for web application and Nerves for writing to hardware, making it truly full stack language.

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Trusted by the world’s most ambitious companies

Bleacher Report

Who says you can’t have it all? Learn how we helped Bleacher Report improve their system by moving from Ruby to Elixir.

Bleacher Report

The result was a system that could support more users, have updates live quicker and reduced their spending on physical infrastructure.

Bleacher Report

How can we help?

    Elixir consulting

    Our team has worked closely with the Elixir core team since its inception. We’re a collaborative partner invested in your success. That means our team of world-leading experts will guide your team to success empowering, and upskilling them along the way. Whether you’re new to Elixir, looking to grow your team, add new functionality or integrate with a new system, we’re here to help you make it happen.

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    Elixir development

    Need extra guidance or resources on your Elixir project? We’re here to help. Our experienced and passionate Elixir developers have helped some of the biggest companies on the planet achieve success on a variety of projects. Whether you need a senior developer to take the lead, an extra pair of hands or an entire team, we’ll provide the expert development support you need.

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    Elixir systems review

    Want an insight into how to improve your system and prevent bottlenecks before they occur? Our system reviews provide a comprehensive investigation and report into all aspects of your Elixir environment. We look into the architecture, set up, integrations and code, line-by-line and provide a comprehensive list of actionable improvements that will ensure the optimal performance of your system now, and in the future.

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    Elixir support

    Our flexible support agreements are designed to offer you peace of mind. Our understanding of Elixir, OTP and the BEAM VM is second to none, that means we’re the team you want on hand if something goes wrong. Regardless of the size of your team, or system we have a support arrangement that will provide you with the cover you need in the budget you’re looking for.

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    Elixir monitoring

    WombatOAM is a monitoring and maintenance tool designed specifically for the BEAM VM. It’s a powerful, easy-to-use and intuitive tool that empowers your team to prevent issues before they arise. WombatOAM is customisable to your needs, including valuable custom alerts. Contact us to get started with a 45-day free trial.

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    Elixir training

    We offer a variety of Elixir training and tutorials online and (when safe) in-person all year round. From public courses to bespoke corporate training, we have a number of training options to ensure you get the most value from the experience. Our courses are designed and taught by our team. Which means you’ll be dealing with some of the most experienced members of the community who continue to work on commercial projects today.

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    How can we help?

    Elixir consulting

    Our team has worked closely with the Elixir core team since its inception. We’re a collaborative partner invested in your success. That means our team of world-leading experts will guide your team to success empowering, and upskilling them along the way. Whether you’re new to Elixir, looking to grow your team, add new functionality or integrate with a new system, we’re here to help you make it happen.

    Talk to us

    Elixir development

    Need extra guidance or resources on your Elixir project? We’re here to help. Our experienced and passionate Elixir developers have helped some of the biggest companies on the planet achieve success on a variety of projects. Whether you need a senior developer to take the lead, an extra pair of hands or an entire team, we’ll provide the expert development support you need.

    Learn more

    Elixir systems review

    Want an insight into how to improve your system and prevent bottlenecks before they occur? Our system reviews provide a comprehensive investigation and report into all aspects of your Elixir environment. We look into the architecture, set up, integrations and code, line-by-line and provide a comprehensive list of actionable improvements that will ensure the optimal performance of your system now, and in the future.

    Learn more

    Elixir support

    Our flexible support agreements are designed to offer you peace of mind. Our understanding of Elixir, OTP and the BEAM VM is second to none, that means we’re the team you want on hand if something goes wrong. Regardless of the size of your team, or system we have a support arrangement that will provide you with the cover you need in the budget you’re looking for.

    Learn more

    Elixir monitoring

    WombatOAM is a monitoring and maintenance tool designed specifically for the BEAM VM. It’s a powerful, easy-to-use and intuitive tool that empowers your team to prevent issues before they arise. WombatOAM is customisable to your needs, including valuable custom alerts. Contact us to get started with a 45-day free trial.

    Get a 45-day free trial

    Elixir training

    We offer a variety of Elixir training and tutorials online and (when safe) in-person all year round. From public courses to bespoke corporate training, we have a number of training options to ensure you get the most value from the experience. Our courses are designed and taught by our team. Which means you’ll be dealing with some of the most experienced members of the community who continue to work on commercial projects today.

    Find your training

    Working with our R&D partners, Erlang Solutions, was a very rewarding experience. The POA Netstat Agent exceeded our expectations and the team really went the extra mile to deliver this! When it comes to Elixir development, we highly recommend Erlang Solutions.

    Igor Barinov

    I spoke with two CTOs I know who utilize Erlang and they both recommended Erlang Solutions. They were able to come in with their expertise, help us establish best practice and give us confidence that going forward our systems would be efficient and reliable.

    Dave Marks

    The Payments Switch is highly fault tolerant yet offers massive concurrency. This is critical to payment transactions. At the same time the development project cooperation with Erlang Solutions was agile and responsive, giving us the opportunity to explore the possibilities to support our clients.

    Adam Kennedy

    The benefits of Elixir

    Discover why Elixir is one of the fastest growing in-production languages for enterprise companies.

    Faster

    With 4 to 20 times less code required your solutions will be delivered in less time. Smaller systems are also easier to manage, maintain and update.

    Safer

    Solutions on the BEAM VM have 10-100 times fewer vulnerabilities in the CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) database than other languages like PHP, JavaScript, Java.

    More users

    Erlang and Elixir have the scalability and fault-tolerance mechanisms that handle millions of parallel users during peak hours AND withstand denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

    Reliable

    Systems built on the BEAM VM are famous for their error handling, reliability and fault-tolerance. There are real, long-term in-production examples of systems with 99.999% uptime.

    Sustainable and cost-effective

    Smaller codebases also lead to a reduction in the needs for physical infrastructure with some clients being able to downsize from 150 servers to 5 while growing their user base.

    Get your free white paper

    We perform Elixir code reviews for everyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Download and read the top 5 lessons and patterns we have learned from.

    Downloads

    Looking to get started with Elixir? Head to our downloadable packages.

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    Why Elixir is the Programming Language You Should Learn in 2020

    Over the course of the article, we’ll show you how and why Elixir could be the ideal way to grow as a developer.

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    Which companies are using Elixir, and why? #MyTopdogStatus

    How do you choose the right programming language for a project? Here are some great use cases.

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    Concurrency panel discussion with Sir Tony Hoare, Joe Armstrong, and Carl Hewitt

    When considering the panel to discuss concurrency, you’d be pushed to find a higher calibre of guests.

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