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We talk with Devon Estes, the creator of a new Elixir mutation testing library called Muzak. Devon joins us to explain what mutation testing is and how it can help development teams in organizations move faster and with greater confidence. We cover when a project can benefit from it, the challenges of offering a PRO version of a library, where Muza…
 
We talk with Parker Selbert, the creator of the job processing library Oban. He shares the benefits of using Postgres as the data store over more common choices like Redis. Oban also offers a paid "pro" level and Parker explains how a paid feature set is provided for the OpenSource library. He helps us understand the differences between pro and fre…
 
We talk with Jason Axelson. He created the DepViz tool that can help improve your Elixir compile-time experience. Jason explains how to use the tool to identify where compile time dependencies may be causing issues in your project and provides tips on what to do about it. We also cover recent improvements in Elixir 1.11 and coming improvements in 1…
 
We talk with Zach Daniel, the creator of the Ash Framework, a declarative, resource-oriented application framework for Elixir that lets you build out JSON or GraphQL APIs in minutes. In this episode he explains the history, guiding doctrine of Declarative Design how it can give developers a huge boost without boxing them into a corner! Show Notes o…
 
We talk with Jonathan Allen, an instructor at a Utah college, who taught Elixir to his Distributed Computing students. He tells how he got Elixir into the classroom, what the students loved, what was hard, and how we in the professional community can influence Elixir in education! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/026-…
 
We talk with Marlus Saraiva about three big projects he is a part of. All of which are around improving the developer experience in Elixir! We start with Broadway, a library that makes working with GenStage even easier. We learn about his project Surface that brings a more react-like component model to LiveView. We then talk about his work on Elixi…
 
We talk with Chris McCord about the Phoenix LiveView 0.15.0 release which includes uploads! Chris explains the background on the release and his video showing it off. He shares his go-to stack when starting a new Phoenix project (HINT it includes TailwindCSS). We talk about current gaps in the tooling and where things might go from here in both the…
 
We talk with Louis Pilfold about how he created Gleam, a static typed language that runs on the BEAM. Louis explains some of the challenges with bringing static types to the BEAM and shares ideas on what can possibly be done about it. We learn how Gleam got started, how it works, and how Elixir and Erlang can interop with it. We cover the recently …
 
We talk with Patryk Bąk about running migrations in production. For production systems where downtime or service interruptions are a problem, we sometimes need to take special care when migrating data structures or the data itself. Patryk shares some valuable tips and techniques along with examples of when to use them. We chime in with war stories,…
 
We talk with Patrick Thompson about the PETAL stack. The combination of Phoenix, Elixir, Tailwind CSS, Alpine.js and LiveView! Patrick and David help me understand why people are excited about Tailwind CSS and how it works nicely with Alpine.js. Add LiveView to it and it makes a convincing case! Learn about this powerful and productive stack. Patri…
 
We reached outside the Elixir community to talk with Caleb Porzio. Caleb is the creator of PHP Laravel LiveWire, a framework inspired by LiveView. He created Alpine.js to help solve problems common to both LiveWire and LiveView. He also shares how he made his OpenSource work sustainable, and successfully shifted to being full-time supported for his…
 
We cover the news then talk with Milada Majáková about combining Elixir and art. Milada came new to Elixir from Architecture and Graphic Design. We reject the idea that people are either logical or artistic but not both. She shares her journey, what it was like learning Elixir as a first programming language, creating generative art using Elixir an…
 
We cover the news then talk with German Velasco about his free book "Test-Driven Development with Phoenix". He shares his experiences of learning TDD at ThoughtBot, his writing process, tips and more. On TDD, we talk about the benefits we see, the process of “Red Green Refactor”, tools and even when we don’t do it. Some great insights! Show Notes o…
 
We cover the news then talk with Lukas Larsson and John Högberg to learn about the new BeamAsm project that brings a JIT compiler to Erlang OTP and Elixir. This is a very exciting development for all Beam languages and they break down for us what it is, how it works, how it impacts us as Elixir developers, when to expect it, and they share insights…
 
We cover the news then talk with Quinn Wilton about Gleam, a static typed language on the BEAM and why Elixir devs should care about it. We learn about her Chip8 emulator that renders game ROMs to LiveView, what dynamic security analysis of web applications can look like today, static typing, library recommendations and much more! Show Notes online…
 
We cover the news then talk with Hugo Baraúna, the guy behind Elixir Radar, to get the inside scoop. Would you like to increase the chances of your blog post being featured by Elixir Radar? Hugo shares how! We also discuss his observations of Elixir adoption in companies, better understanding our own community, sustainability in OpenSource, his eff…
 
Huge batch of new then we talk with Ricardo Garcia Vega about how he paired a Phoenix application with no database Repo to an Airtable backend to quickly solve a problem but without compromising on speed or reliability. Includes great discussion of ETS tables, GenServers for syncing a caching, LiveView for live updates, links to great resources, a …
 
We talk with Jesse Herrick about creating a video chat app using WebRTC and Phoenix LiveView. We cover the WebRTC protocol, how Phoenix helps, JS hooks, pushing events from the server and much more! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/013-video-chat-using-liveview-with-jesse-herrick/ The post #013 Video chat using LiveVi…
 
We catch up with Connor Rigby and learn about his recent Flutter work for Nerves. We take this opportunity to get his perspective on when to choose NIFs or Ports for native integrations, how to make NIFs more portable, get a recommendation for multimedia processing and much more! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/012-a…
 
Learning about some new features coming in Ecto 3.5 from Mike Binns. Mike explains Ecto.Enum, what a ParameterizedType is, the new "redact" option on fields and much more! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/011-new-ecto-features-in-3-5-with-mike-binns/ The post #011 New Ecto features in 3.5 with Mike Binns appeared firs…
 
News and discussion about why the talk of "Frontend vs Backend" is wrong, Single Page Apps, seeing the business value of LiveView, and much more! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/010-frontend-vs-backend-and-business-value-of-liveview/ The post #010 Frontend vs Backend and Business Value of LiveView appeared first on T…
 
Decomposing models based on lifecycle with Maciej Kaszubowski. He shares tips on finding the lines, how DDD can help, ideas for modular designs, simple ways to start a PubSub architecture, avoiding "donkey code" and much more! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/009-decomposing-models-with-maciej-kaszubowski/ The post #0…
 
We talk with Miguel Palhas about lessons learned while working with background jobs in production systems. He shares some tips he’s learned through experience. We share other mistakes made and what we learn from them. We cover background job options, choosing tech based on the team you have, IEx tips to remind yourself you’re on… The post #007 Back…
 
FontAwesome, the internet’s most popular icon toolkit, uses Elixir behind the scenes. We talk with Rob Madole to learn how they got there and Rob shares insights to what goes on behind-the-scenes. We cover how they teach Elixir to their team, Rob shares helpful resources, tips on giving good code reviews, pairing, how to find… The post #006 Elixir …
 
We talk with Ricardo Trindade about learning Elixir and GraphQL. We discuss learning on personal interest projects, GraphQL vs REST, executing Ruby or Python from Elixir, helpful learning resources and much more! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/005-learning-elixir-with-ricardo-trindade/ The post #005 Learning Elixir …
 
ElixirConf US 2020 was announced! This will be our first virtual one. We talk with the organizer Dr. Jim Freeze to get the behind the scenes information on how it will work. We cover the current challenges facing conferences, how do you replicate the “hallway track”, submitting topics, what they are looking for this year,… The post #004 ElixirConf …
 
Elixir 1.11 is shaping up to be a huge release with a number of “big deal” features. We are joined by Wojtek Mach to help us understand the significance of some of the new features. These include an improved recompilation process, when alias is preferred over import, improved compiler checks for structs, Erlang help docs… The post #003 Elixir 1.11 …
 
REST Controllers vs GraphQL. You’ve probably heard of GraphQL but maybe you haven’t played with it yet. We talk with Ben Wilson, co-creator of Absinthe, a GraphQL library for Elixir and the book Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe to get a better idea of how REST and GraphQL compare. In this episode we… The post #002 REST vs GraphQL with Ben…
 
Welcome to the Thinking Elixir Podcast! My name is Mark Ericksen. This is our first official episode together. We cover the community news and introduce ourselves. Subscribe in your favorite podcast player and join us! Show Notes Elixir Community News bytepack.io elixirtalk.com/episodes – Episode #165 – Interview with José Valim getoban.pro github.…
 
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