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Elixir Tutorial

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. It is built on top of Erlang. Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.


This tutorial is created for software programmers who would like to learn the basics of Elixir programming language from scratch. This tutorial will give you a solid basic foundation to start programming in Elixir programming language.


Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of Computer Programming terminologies and exposure to any other programming language. Some familiarity with functional programming will help you in learning Elixir.

Execute Elixir Online

For most of the examples given in this tutorial you will find Try it option, so just make use of this option to execute your Elixir programs at the spot and enjoy your learning.

Try following example using Try it option available at the top right corner of the below sample code box −

IO.puts "Hello world"