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Elixir is a programming language built on the Erlang Virtual Machine (VM) designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. Elixir is crafted to handle real-time data processing, fault-tolerant systems, and large distributed systems. It's inspired by Ruby syntax and built on the functional programming principles of Erlang. The language provides meta-programming facilities through macros to extend its capabilities. Thanks to its compatibility with the platform-agnostic nature of BEAM (Erlang VM), Elixir can easily integrate with existing Erlang codebases and libraries natively written in other languages such as C or Rust.

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