The Elixir Programming Language


An introduction to the language, its main concepts and its potential.

The number of security incidents has been on the rise for years, and the growth of the Internet of Things is unlikely to improve the situation. Successful attacks on all kinds of interconnected smart devices, from car locks over home security systems to highly automated factories, have already been demonstrated and carried out.

An aspect contributing to the bad state of security is the use of programming languages which are highly prone to vulnerabilities, namely C/C++. With the increased interconnection of systems which could pose a danger to life if disrupted, for example vehicle controls or critical infrastructure, there is a need for programming languages which provide a higher level of security „by default“.

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