Recommended books about elixir and phoenix

March 2, 2019

As probably I own all popular books about Elixir, I decided to give some rating to them.

My criteria:

  • no waffling
  • complete code samples (easy to follow, complete code without assumptions that reader aleady added some parts of the code)
  • readable font

Programming Elixir

by Dave Thomas

Everything you need to know to start working with Elixir. No boring intrussions. Focused. I’m still getting updates for my ebook from The Pragmatic Programmers.


rating: 910

Programming Phoenix 1.4

by Chris McCord, Bruce Tate and José Valim

It’s a natural choice after the previous position. You’ll jump on pragmatic examples very quickly. Again, The Pragmatic Programmers are doing great job!


rating: 910

Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe. Flexible, Robust Services for Queries, Mutations, and Subscriptions

by Bruce Williams and Ben Wilson

If you haven’t tried GraphQL yet, I strongly recommend you to that book. Written by co-creators of Absinthe, no wonder that graphQL is explained in a super clear way. The downside is that Absinthe gets updated very often and there’s a chance that the code samples get out of date quickly.


rating: 710