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Elixir is a programming language built on top of the Erlang virtual machine. Elixir allows metaprogramming, polymorphism, and a web framework called Phoenix that has drawn positive comparisons to Ruby on Rails.
Jose Valim is today’s guest. He built Elixir to augment a language that he loved–Erlang. On Software Engineering Daily, we interviewed Joe Armstrong, the creator of Erlang, which was a very popular show–I encourage any listeners who are fans of Erlang to check it out. Erlang was built with concurrency in mind, and it has been rising in popularity as more of our applications are written to be distributed. In today’s episode we will discuss what Jose is building on top of Erlang.