I’m taking a two-pronged approach to learning Elixir and Phoenix. The first is educational: I’ve got books on both subjects from The Pragmatic Bookshelf, and most recently, have been watching conference talks. Specifically, this one here presented by Chris McCord, creator of the Phoenix framework:
On the other end of the spectrum, the practical: I’m working through all the tutorials I can. This approach lent itself well to Ruby—a combination of well-authored books and the Rails tutorial got me comfortable enough to figure out how to stumble forward to the right answer. Which is 95% of what programming is.