It is customary to start programming language tutorials with Hello World programs. So today I’m sharing with you a Hello World in Elixir, one of my favorite programming languages (along with Ruby and Python, of course). As you likely know, a Hello World is a very simple program that displays the phrase, Hello, World!
In early 2006 I had just started my career in IBM. I was the “Ruby Guy” (or alternatively, the “Rails Guy”). During a meeting with a few high-profile engineers, I presented what Ruby brought to the table. An IBM Distinguished Engineer stopped me in my tracks and said, “It sounds slow”. I love Ruby