Charles Max Wood
Today, the gang discusses the best code-quality tools that you NEED in your Elixir tool-belt, plus what to look out for in the Elixir world this year. It's gonna be a good one!
In this episode the panel is picking up an often discussed topic in the Elixir community: umbrella projects and possible alternatives. They go over what an umbrella project actually is and their experiences with them. Based on this they go over the trade-offs you better know about, restrictions which might come back to bite you and how possible alternatives - like a monolithic app, “poncho” projects, or separate services - fare up against umbrella projects.
In this episode Adi, Allen, and Sascha talk with Rasheed Atanda about his library Elasticlunr which brings the power of full-text search to the BEAM without any external dependencies. They discuss where the library is standing right now, how indexing works in detail, and the benefits and drawbacks of having an external dependencies - such as Elasticsearch - compared to running it inside the same BEAM instance as your application.
In this episode Allen and Sascha talk about OTP and what people usually mean, when they say that it’s more of an intermediate topic. They discuss how work gets fairly scheduled on the BEAM, the start and shutdown behavior of BEAM applications, what supervision trees actually are, and why you probably shouldn’t start a process unsupervised.
In this episode, Allen, Sascha, and Adi discuss the type of apps where Elixir is a no-go, the weak spots you NEED to know to avoid headaches, and what alternatives the panelists recommend for very complex workflows.
Excited about Elixir but not sure how to get the most out of it? We’ve got you covered. In this episode, the Elixir Mix roundtable sits down with Alex Burlacu, a software developer whose specialities include Elixir, machine learning, and blowing his own mind. They talk about this ONE Elixir feature that surprised Alex, the do’s and don’ts of pattern matching and guards, and why Elixir is making Java shake in its boots.
Want to see Elixir/Phoenix out in the wild? In this episode, Allen sits down with Erik Guzmán, a developer whose proficiency in Elixir/Phoenix enabled him to created instant closed captions for both Twitch and Zoom audiences. The two discuss why Elixir is so seamless in its scaling capabilities, how Elixir’s ability to reveal errors sooner saved Erik’s behind once or twice, and the biggest lessons Erik learned from burn out.
In this episode we talk with Dimitris Zorbas and how he built Brain using Nerves and LiveBook to teach a RaspberryPi to display quotes and highlights from his Kindle. We also talk about how the exciting developments in the Elixir ecosystem intertwine to create experiences bigger than the part of their sums and what part LiveBook will probably play in the future of these developments.
Mani has summarized hundreds of business books that outline how to build, grow, and operate a business and he shares his expertise with Chuck and the listeners in this special episode.
In this episode we talk with Miguel Cobá about his book and article series “Deploying Elixir” which includes various ways to deploy your Elixir applications. We discuss the history of deploying Elixir apps, common pitfalls, and the pros and cons of going with a solution like Kubernetes compared to a “bare” server approach.
In this episode we talk with Marten (Wiebe-Marten) Wijnja about his library TypeCheck which brings runtime type checking to your Elixir project and more. We also talk about the virtues of types in general, which value dialyzer brings, and how to use your type specs to run spec tests, which is a feature of TypeCheck.
Sophie DeBenedetto rejoins the mix to discuss the latest developments in LiveView and how to use it to best effect in your Phoenix applications. She also discusses co-authoring the book "Programming Phoenix LiveView" with Bruce Tate and how the future of the project will drive the future of the book.
Mani provides us with strategies and tactics to get Deep Work time and how to get our minds into that focused state for hours at a time. He has read hundreds of books that have taught him the secrets to getting more done by getting into this state.
Alfred Reinold Baudisch joins the mix to discuss his publishing engine written in Elixir called PardallMarkdown. It's a static site generator solution that builds content from Markdown and can build different types of content targets.
Adi recently found a new job and Chuck has been going through the interview process. So, the panel hop on the show to discuss the current job market, what they've experienced as job candidates and provide ideas and feedback for both hiring companies and job candidates.
Arkadiusz Plichta joins the adventure to discuss how he built a system that tracks BitCoin value using GenServers. He explains the architecture of his application and the story behind why he built this particular application. Then the panel dives in to help explain how you can use GenServers for ongoing services like this one.
David Yamnitsky joins the mix to discuss tangram.dev and how to use it to add Machine Learning features to your Elixir applications. He also goes into how it is built and how it provides you with a basic level of AI that integrates nicely with Elixir.
Ben Moss joins the Mix to discuss Event Sourcing and CQRS in Elixir. Event sourcing is the practice of logging data across logged series of events and then reconstructing data from the events. CQRS is focused on keeping read and write operations from conflicting.
Randy Coulman joins the Mix this week to discuss ConfigCat's SDK for Elixir. Since ConfigCat doesn't have an Elixir SDK, they built one internally in their application. Randy discusses how that worked out and how you could do that if your services don't offer Elixir SDK's.
The Elixir Mix panel takes the helm to talk about helping onboard and transition new developers onto an Elixir team. They discuss helping developers who may not have an Elixir background. They also advise Chuck on how to make a career transition since he's considering a jump into an Elixir job from his current role as a Rails developer.
Brian Underwood joins the mix to discuss his recent project where he created a game that would push more and more load onto a genserver to see at what point the performance and usability begins to degrade. The discussion includes an exploration of what this means as your application grows.
AJ Foster is a developer at Pluralsight. He talks about the course he made for Pluralsight about Elixir and then talks about how Elixir was brought into Pluralsight, both into their catalog of courses as well as into the tech stack for the company.
Fernando Hamasaki joins the mix to discuss Miss Elixir, where it came from, and what it is.
Tej Pochiraju joins the mix to discuss Progressive Web Apps and how you can support them using Elixir and Phoenix.
Ivan Rublev is the author of the open source library, Domo, which provides type validations for Elixir applications. He discusses the types of validations it does and the tradeoffs you get when you can validate the structure of your structs.