Language for hipsters.
Comes a Chav with his startup and says I have a great idea, let's gash ?
And what will cut ?
well here is telling ruby, he's so cute but retarded.
OO .. so here is the elixir, he too ruby-like, but not the brake.
And shorter starts development for the elixir's web site on the elixir.
In fact, the product is niche, because it is built on Erlang. And when you ask the question, why elixir - Yes to the same as erlang, only with more possibilities to shoot yourself in the foot, but large and expressive means of the language.
And in fact that erlang that Elixir compiles to BEAM code for the erlang virtual machine. Thus the whole thing is interchangeable, and libraries for the elixir can be used to erlang and Vice versa.
In fact if people are using the elixir for the web, be sure with your framework Phoenix. It is such a framework, where a lot of the defaults, and just shows how to do it, but that was the explanation as to-why, it is necessary to climb in source codes, there are a lot of "magic", which is hidden by the framework.
For those familiar with Erlang and uses it every day, Elixir must have.
For those who came, and not familiar with Earl, Elixir it's such a quick language-a framework that allows anyhow-and-in-production. Hardly people understand all architectural limitations, and how is it inside under the hood.