Three technologies to look out for in 2017

By brucify | Published: December 13, 2016

Elixir is a functional backend language based on Erlang, running on the legendary BEAM VM.

For a number of years, our good friend Node.js has been Red Badger’s go-to choice in tackling many backend needs. Node is an amazing piece of technology, with its non-blocking IO innards handling some tasks amazingly — but it’s not perfect for everything. Long, blocking tasks quickly gum its innards, and certain problems, like mathematical challenges, are difficult to implement on a JavaScript runtime.

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