How much of the "Programming Elixir" book must I go through before I can start learning Phoenix?

Try not to “go though books”.

Learn the basics of the language:

  • conditional statements, looping, functions, maps and lists
  • Then find the documentation for the standard library

Notice I did not say to “learn” the standard library.

Then, assuming you have a real project (you do have a real project, right??), start building it with Phoenix.

As you build it, you will learn.

Trying to read a book on Elixir or Phoenix without building something as you learn, will get you exactly nowhere.

  1. Which programming languages do you think will be worth learning in 2021?
  2. How do I learn Phoenix (Elixir) in a pleasant way?
  3. Did anybody learn a programming language at the age of 50?
  4. Is Elixir + Phoenix worth learning when you have to create very quickly web backends that scale to millions of users?
  5. I can't learn any programming language. Whenever I try I fail.
  6. Is Elixir worth learning even though it has so few job opportunities?
  7. Is it right to start my programming career with Python than C++?
  8. Is Elixir (programming language) dying?