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Learn what this awesome thing is.

Outdated Tutorials and books (Elm 0.18 or earlier)

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Read the essentials. Check the official Elm blog:

Why Elm?

Miscellaneous articles

Outdated articles (Not relevant for current Elm architecture)

  • Elm for Web Developers – A collection of notes for web developers looking into moving to Elm.
  • Elm & Components – A blog post describing a possible approach to reducing TEA boilerplate. Useful for component libraries and anyone interested in seeing the amazing things you can do with function types.
  • Composing Features and Behaviours in the Elm Architecture – An article describing how to organize code that follows the Elm architecture into independent features, how to communicate between features, and how to group some of these features together to assemble larger features.
  • Getting Started with Elm – Series of Elm education tutorials.
  • Elm & Guarantees – a realistic look at where Elm is and isn’t superior to other options.

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Watch great talks about Elm


Miscellaneous videos

Video tutorials

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Listen to podcasts about Elm

  • Elm Town – A podcast about the people in the Elm community.
  • Implementing Elm – A deep dive into specific problems to help the Elm community.
  • Elm Radio – Tune in to the tools and techniques in the Elm ecosystem.

Individual Podcast episodes

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Tools and libraries to test your Elm applications

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Useful tools related to Elm.

Code Generators

Run Elm

  • Ellie – The Elm Live Editor
  • Online REPL – The ELM Online REPL
  • run-elm — Run Elm code from the command line
  • elm-instant – atom package to try your elm code from the editor. Provides a visual REPL and a preview pane.
  • Glitch – Build fast, full-stack web apps in your browser.

Compile and bundle

  • elm-compiler – Compiler for the Elm programming language.
  • elm-webpack-loader – Webpack loader for the Elm programming language.
  • Parcel – Bundle Elm using Parcel
  • grunt-elm – Grunt plugin that compiles Elm files to JavaScript.

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Editor plugins

Tools to support Elm in code editors.


  • atom-linter-elm-make – Elm code linter for the Atom editor.
  • atom-elm-snippets – Elm snippets for Atom.
  • atom-language-elm – Syntax highlighting and autocompletion for the Atom editor.
  • elmjutsu – Autocompletion, go to definition, find usages, rename symbol, etc. for the Atom editor.
  • atom-elm-navigator – A side panel that helps to navigate to any function, type definition or port in your project.


  • emacs-elm-mode – Syntax highlighting, Elm REPL, Elm make and Elm format integration for the Emacs editor.


Sublime Text


Visual Studio Code

Other editors

  • elm-light-table – Syntax highlighting, REPL, autocompletion, package management and much more for Light Table.

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Package managers

Place to share Elm libraries.

  • elm-package – Command line tool to share Elm libraries.

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You can find hundreds of high quality packages at:

  • Elm packages – The official registry
  • Elm Catalog – Find packages in a catalog organized into categories.
  • Elm Search – Search Elm documentation for operators, function signatures, etc.

Here are some notable ones:

  • core – Elm Core Libraries.
  • html – Use HTML in Elm, based on the idea of a “virtual DOM”.
  • elm-test – A unit testing framework for Elm.
  • http – Make HTTP requests in Elm.
  • elm-ui – UI Library in Elm.
  • elm-css – CSS in Elm.
  • dillonkearns/elm-graphql – Generate code to build guaranteed correct, type-safe API requests to your GraphQL API.

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Good starting point for a new Elm project.

  • create-elm-app – Create Elm apps with no build configuration.
  • elm-boil – Command Line Utility for creating an Elm boilerplate project easy to run, build and get deployed
  • elm-live – A flexible dev server for Elm. Live reload included.
  • elm-webpack-4-starter – Elm webpack 4 starter template.
  • example-elm-hot-webpack – Example showing hot module reloading for Elm 0.19 and Webpack
  • Elm Batteries – A project template and generator for Elm, Parcel, Cypress and Netlify

Outdated Boilerplates

  • elm-webpack-starter – A simple Webpack setup for writing Elm apps.
  • elm-app-boilerplate – A fully-featured base project for Elm apps: Webpack, HMR, ES6, JS and Elm tests, Semantic UI, sample code and more.
  • elmkit – A lightweight Brunch based setup for web app. Includes Brunch, Hot Module Replacement, Elm, Scss, Elm tests.
  • elm-boilerplate – A simple Makefile able to create Elm app.
  • elm-init – Interactive setup for new Elm projects.
  • elm-new – Generate initial project scaffolding based on a template.
  • elm-webpack-starter-kid – A very very basic elm + webpack 4 template.

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Projects that bring a framework approach to Elm (scaffolding, route generation, etc)

  • elm-spa – single page apps made easy
  • Spades – Start an Elm SPA ready to the real world


Some good apps written in Elm.


  • elm-games – An excellent list of games made in Elm

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Community and Support

Where to find help.

  • Discourse – Elm Discourse instance (official forum).
  • Reddit – Elm board on reddit.
  • IRC – Ask questions on elm freenode.
  • Slack – Elm slack community.

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Inspired by Elm

Some projects influenced by Elm

  • Bolero – F# in WebAssembly using Elmish
  • Bucklescript-TEA The Elm Architecture based on OCaml / Reason and Bucklescript
  • Elchemy – Write Elixir code using statically-typed Elm-like syntax
  • Elmish – Elm-like abstractions for F# apps
  • Fabulous – F# Functional App Development, using declarative dynamic UI
  • Iced – A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm
  • Redux – A predictable state container for JavaScript apps.
  • SwiftUI

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Beyond the DOM

At the moment Elm is heavily targeted towards the browser, here are some experiments on using Elm outside the DOM:

  • iOS A POC for using Elm 0.18 for native iOS Applications
  • elmish-wasm A POC for compiling elm to Web Assembly
  • elm-serverless Run Elm 0.18 on Cloud Functions using the Serverless Frameworks

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Who to follow

Follow for fresh updates for free. Use #elmlang or #elm hashtag.

Official Elm Evan Czaplicki Richard Feldman Elm Weekly

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