Dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications.
Ryan Bigg, author of this book, been using Elixir at work professionally for the past year. He noticed that there are some very solid books and tutorials, aimed for an advanced coder. But he couldn't find a book for a programming newbies, for those people, who know some things about computers, but who have little-to-no programming experience.
Joy of Elixir
So, Ryan decided to write such a book by himself.
Joy of Elixir avoids assuming knowledge of anything about programming while teaching people about their first programming language: Elixir.
Elixir is a great first language to get started with because its syntax is very newbie friendly and the initial concepts are very easy to learn. I would even go as far as to say that Elixir is easier to learn than Ruby because of Elixir's immutability and the way Elixir puts functions into modules -- (rather than the functions just being available, i.e. through inheritance or monkey-patching). I find it easier to navigate through other people's Elixir code, than I do to navigate through other people's Ruby code.
Author, Joy of Elixir
Book is available free (under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license) and at GitHub. You can also buy a PDF version.