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Elixir Book Club: Testing Elixir, Starts November 13th

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I am pleased to share the reboot of the Elixir Book Club.

Starting Sunday, November 13th at 10:30am (Eastern Time), we’ll meet for an hour via Discord to talk about our next book…

Testing Elixir

Testing Elixir Book Cover
Testing Elixir Book Cover

https://pragprog.com/titles/lmelixir/testing-elixir/

I read this back in April of 2021 and thought well of it. It’s a good overview of the various testing tools available and how to apply them to Elixir scenarios and patterns (OTP, Ecto, Phoenix).

During the first meeting will review chapters 1 and 2. After that, we will meet to review two or so more chapters every two weeks.

To participate, you’ll need to join the Elixir Book Club Discord, and shortly I expect the main book club website to be current with our new book and dates.

Extra Credit?

If you are interested in software testing, I HIGHLY recommend this other book as well: Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns.

Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns Book Cover
Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns Book Cover

https://www.manning.com/books/unit-testing

Where Testing Elixir will help you learn the tooling and explain the how, Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns will help you discover the why and ultimately assist you in crafting a resilient testing strategy for your projects.

I read this book in June 2022, and it hugely influenced me and how I want to test moving forward. It could serve as a great companion or follow-up book for people in our club, though the club’s focus is officially and exclusively on Testing Elixir.

Hope to see you at the book club!