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Discussion on: What is your opinion on Elixir language, why don't more developers use it?

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leob

Chicken-and-egg problem? Not many jobs, so not many people learn it, so companies don't use it because there aren't many devs who know it, so not many jobs. And (I think) the use cases where Elixir really shines are probably somewhat niche.

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wolfiton Author

I think it needs more documentation and implication and releasing full examples of where it shines on youtube.

It could become the next big thing if everybody would share more.

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leob

Bigger community, more Q&A on Stackoverflow, absolutely ... and a clear trend in the market from OO toward FP would help (which isn't there, yet).

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Patrice Gauthier

Some companies are using it for various reasons. It can even run on IoT devices with Nerves. Really what is missing is people talking about it, to make projects and tell about it on blogs. It needs popular bloggers to talk about it.