What are the key differences between GoLang and Elixir ?

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  • GoLang is developed by Google and inherits most of the properties of C and Python. It’s designed to write code executable on the server. Elixir is a ruby like functional programming language. 

  • GoLang has an exceptional concurrency layer for designed to leverage multi-core CPUs and high performance computing applications. Elixir, first released in 2012, is based on the Erlang VM and it enforces immutable data and pattern matching, but also a powerful macro system that forms the building blocks of the language itself.

  • Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

  • Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It’s a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

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