Elixir is a dynamic functional compiled language that runs over an Erlang Virtual Machine called BEAM. Erlang and its BEAM is well known for running low-lattency, distributed and fault-tolerant applications. Elixir was designed to take all that advantages in a modern coding language. Elixir data types are immutable. In Elixir a function is usually described with its arity (number of arguments), such as: is_boolean/1. File Types .exs => Elixir script file .