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Elixir: Hello, World!

Elixir is a dynamic, functional programming language designed for building scalable and easily maintainable applications.

Elixir was created by José Valim and appeared for the first time in 2011. It steadily gained popularity since then. Today some big companies use Elixir in production, including Brex, Heroku, Discord, Pinterest, and others.

It runs on top of the Erlang virtual machine BEAM and inherits all the goodies of Erlang OTP. It's famous for its unique features for creating reliable distributed systems and extensively used in real-time embedded systems and apps: messengers, online games, etc.

Elixir is a very pragmatic language that is easy to learn. Have fun!


Type this code in the editor and hit "Run"

# Define a module Solution
defmodule Solution do
  # define a function hello
  def hello do
    # Call an other module's function
    IO.puts("Hello, World!") # No colon
The exercise doesn't pass checking. What to do? 😶

If you've reached a deadlock it's time to ask your question in the «Discussions». How ask a question correctly:

  • Be sure to attach the test output, without it it's almost impossible to figure out what went wrong, even if you show your code. It's complicated for developers to execute code in their heads, but having a mistake before their eyes most probably will be helpful.
In my environment the code works, but not here 🤨

Tests are designed so that they test the solution in different ways and against different data. Often the solution works with one kind of input data but doesn't work with others. Check the «Tests» tab to figure this out, you can find hints at the error output.

My code is different from the teacher's one 🤔

It's fine. 🙆 One task in programming can be solved in many different ways. If your code passed all tests, it complies with the task conditions.

In some rare cases, the solution may be adjusted to the tests, but this can be seen immediately.

I've read the lessons but nothing is clear 🙄

It's hard to make educational materials that will suit everyone. We do our best but there is always something to improve. If you see a material that is not clear to you, describe the problem in “Discussions”. It will be great if you'll write unclear points in the question form. Usually, we need a few days for corrections.

By the way, you can participate in courses improvement. There is a link below to the lessons course code which you can edit right in your browser.


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