Binary Data In Elixir — Tentamen Software Testing Blog

Elixir Binary Data

TL;DR

In the previous post, we explained how to use maps in Elixir. Today we discuss how Elixir handles fundamental computer datatype, binaries. This post is part of the functional language series, and it is based on the remarkable book Elixir In Action by Sasa Juric.

Binaries

Every program must be translated into a stream of zeros and ones because the processor only understands two states (currency levels). Stream of zeros and ones is better known as binary data. For example, number five in binary data is:

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