How Far Can You Push a GenServer ft. Brian Underwood - EMx 145
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.
Pluralsight, Courses, and Elixir the Big Picture ft. AJ Foster - EMx 144
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.
Miss Elixir ft. Fernando Hamasaki – EMx 143
Fernando Hamasaki joins the mix to discuss Miss Elixir, where it came from, and what it is.
Building PWA's in Elixir and Phoenix ft. Tej Pochiraju - EMx 142
Tej Pochiraju joins the mix to discuss Progressive Web Apps and how you can support them using Elixir and Phoenix.
Domo and Type Validations ft. Ivan Rublev – EMx 141
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.
How to Become a Top End Developer - EMx 140
Charles Max Wood takes the lead this week. He and Adi Iyengar discuss what Top End Devs are and what people should be doing to become Top End Devs.
They start out discussing the default trajectory of a developer's career and then talk about how to get boosts off that line and into higher levels of achievement and fulfillment.
Gleam and Typing ft. Louis Pilfold - EMx 139
Louis Pilfold is the creator of the Gleam programming language. He explains what Gleam is and tells us where it came from.
He then dives into why he wrote a statically typed language for the BEAM, the challenges involved, and its strengths for programming and tooling.
Elixir as a General Purpose Language - EMx 138
This week, the panel gets in and talks about Elixir is not just a specialty language for high concurrency applications with specific performance profiles.
They dive into how Elixir can be used in a variety of cases and how it is set up as a language that allows you to solve the breadth of issues that other popular languages solve without being specialized to them.This week, the panel gets in and talks about Elixir is not just a specialty language for high concurrency applications with specific performance profiles.
They dive into how Elixir can be used in a variety of cases and how it is set up as a language that allows you to solve the breadth of issues that other popular languages solve without being specialized to them.
State Management in Elixir - EMx 137
The panel talks about how to manage state in Elixir applications. Sometimes you can get away with internal structures like gen servers and ETS and other times you have to reach to external systems like redis, mongodb, or postgreSQL.
This episode will walk you through the ins and outs of managing state and what your options are and what the tradeoffs are between those options.
Heartbeat and Gen Servers featuring Luca Peppe - EMx 136
Luca Peppe built a health check and heartbeat system for the systems at work in Elixir. While the implementation uses many basic features from Elixir and Phoenix, the way that it underscores the fundamentals of Elixir is helpful for both the experienced and the new Elixir developer.
Speeding up Elixir Regex replacement at Tubi with Yiming Chen - EMx 135
This week, we talk with Yiming Chen about how drilled into the root cause of some slow requests and how it turned out to be an issue with Elixir's own Regex module. We talk about how they monitor performance at Tubi, what they tried to solve the issue, and how they ssh'ed into production to run more detailed performance monitoring.
Development Setups for Elixir - EMx 134
The panel discusses their development setups, their journeys getting them to where they are now, and the tools they use while they're developing software in Elixir and with Phoenix.
Securely Managing Environment Variables using DotEnvy with Everett Griffiths - EMx 133
Everett Griffiths is the author of the DotEnvy library. He wrote the library to help manage environment variables across multiple applications and environments.
He and the Elixir Mix panel dive into how DotEnvy works and in the ins and outs of managing environment variables securely from one application to another and from one environment to another. Through development and deployment this is often an overlooked step in keeping things secure while also keeping them simple.
Milestones in Elixir's Evolution - EMx 132
The Elixir Mix Panel discussions the history of Elixir and the high points and big changes in the language and ecosystem. They go into the big changes that brought about growth in the ecosystem, ease of use in the language, better features, and much more.
Deploying Elixir - EMx 131
Chuck and Allen dive into how and where to deploy Elixir and Phoenix applications. They talk through the mostly done for you solutions like Gigalixir and Heroku down to deploying by script to server or VPS hosting like DigitalOcean all the way to building containers and deploying to Kubernetes setups like AWS or DigitalOcean's cloud setup. There are a lot of great options and many of them depend on how much of the work you want to do and how much learning curve you want to take on. Allen and Chuck discuss the tradeoffs of each choice in those regards.