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Desmond Bowe and Chris Bell present a titillating discussion about Elixir application design and the state of the ecosystem. Ask us a question at https://github.com/elixirtalk/elixirtalk and follow us on Twitter @elixirtalk

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Desmond Bowe and Chris Bell present a titillating discussion about Elixir application design and the state of the ecosystem. Ask us a question at https://github.com/elixirtalk/elixirtalk and follow us on Twitter @elixirtalk

    Episode 166 feat. Sean Stavropoulos

    Episode 166 feat. Sean Stavropoulos

    # Episode 166 - Elixir at Boulevard w/ Sean Stavropoulos
    We're back after a hiatus on our irregularly posted podcast! Chris and Desmond are back in the hot seat, this time joined by CTO and co-founder at Boulevard, Sean Stavropoulos where we hear all about the founding of Boulevard and their early adoption of Elixir and GraphQL.
    In this show, we touch on:
    * The adoption of Elixir early in 2017
    * The adoption of GraphQL early
    * GraphQL vs REST, especially for third party APIs
    * Hiring Elixir engineers
    * How they deploy and run Elixir
    * How they do observability and monitoring
    * How stateful are their services
    * The future vision for Elixir at Boulevard
    ## Links
    - Boulevard: https://joinblvd.com
    - Sean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanstavro
    - Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Languages-Weeks-Programming-Programmers/dp/193435659X
    - Absinthe GQL: https://github.com/absinthe-graphql/absinthe
    - Absinthe Dataloader: https://github.com/absinthe-graphql/dataloader
    - Apollo GraphQL: https://www.apollographql.com/
    - Honeycomb: https://honeycomb.io
    - AWS Fargate: https://aws.amazon.com/fargate/
    - Postgres tuning and performance at Pleroma: https://blog.soykaf.com/post/postgresql-elixir-troubles/
    - Spandex: https://github.com/spandex-project/spandex
    - OpenCensus Elixir: https://github.com/opencensus-beam/opencensus_elixir
    - Absinthe Subscriptions: https://hexdocs.pm/absinthe/subscriptions.html

    • 52 min
    Episode 165 feat. José Valim

    Episode 165 feat. José Valim

    # Episode 165 - José Valim on Bytepack, Open Source, and LiveView changes in Phoenix 1.5

    Chris and Desmond are backed by a very special guest; José Valim! You might know José as the creator of the Elixir programming language and we're excited to have him back as a 3rd time guest on the show.
    José walks us through a brand new Dashbit project, Bytepack which is a way to package and sell software projects and takes all of the hassle out of the process today. We dig into Bytepack and discuss sustainable open source, Dashbit, and more.

    As well as that we also hear about the new Phoenix 1.5 features, LiveDashboard, all of the great new LiveView enhancements, some nice new Elixir additions and much more!
    A lot of links in this episode, think we got them all below but let us know if we missed anything 👇

    ## Links
    - Jose on Twitter: https://twitter.com/josevalim
    - Dashbit: https://dashbit.co
    - BytePack: https://bytepack.io
    - Payitoff: https://payitoff.io - email desmond[at]payitoff.io for job info!
    - Oban UI: https://oban.dev
    - Phoenix 1.5 release: https://elixirforum.com/t/phoenix-v1-5-0-released/30693
    - Phoenix LiveView: https://github.com/phoenixframework/phoenix_live_view/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md#0120-2020-04-16
    - LiveView testing additions: https://hexdocs.pm/phoenix_live_view/Phoenix.LiveViewTest.html
    - Phoenix LiveDashboard: https://github.com/phoenixframework/phoenix_live_dashboard
    - Surface Component Library: https://github.com/msaraiva/surface
    - 15 minute Twitter demo: https://www.phoenixframework.org/blog/build-a-real-time-twitter-clone-in-15-minutes-with-live-view-and-phoenix-1-5
    - OTP 23 Release: https://www.erlang.org/news/140
    - ElixirConf 2019 Keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUZC1s1N42Q
    - Elixir Compiler Tracing: https://blog.appsignal.com/2020/03/10/building-compile-time-tools-with-elixir-compiler-tracing-features.html
    - Boundary by Saša Jurić: https://github.com/sasa1977/boundary

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 164 - Quarantine Special: Module Organization in Elixir

    Episode 164 - Quarantine Special: Module Organization in Elixir

    We’re back with another episode of ElixirTalk. In this episode Chris & Desmond do a deep dive on organizing code in Elixir and talk about some best practices. We recorded this a couple weeks ago so it may sound a little stale :)

    We touch on:
    * Module and context naming
    * How we like to organize code in our projects
    * Big long modules vs many small modules
    * How to split up contexts
    * Injecting code via macros
    ## Links
    * On the Criteria to be used in decomposing systems into modules - D.L Parnas: https://www.win.tue.nl/~wstomv/edu/2ip30/references/criteria_for_modularization.pdf
    * Proposal for some ew rules for Phoenix contexts: https://devonestes.herokuapp.com/a-proposal-for-context-rules
    * Write code that is easy to delete, not easy to extend: https://programmingisterrible.com/post/139222674273/write-code-that-is-easy-to-delete-not-easy-to
    * How to use `use` well: https://dockyard.com/blog/2017/12/07/macro-madness-how-to-use-use-well
    * Protocols in Elixir: https://hexdocs.pm/elixir/Protocol.html

    • 38 min
    Episode 163 - EMPEX LA Recap, Project Management Tools, and Monitoring

    Episode 163 - EMPEX LA Recap, Project Management Tools, and Monitoring

    We’re back with a recap with another episode of ElixirTalk. In this episode we cover quite a few topics; an EMPEX LA recap, a foray into project management tools that we like and use (!), and then we round things out by talking about Chris integrating App Signal into his API at Muru.

    It’s a fun, jam packed episode with us going all around through many topics and go longer than we thought and off on an ops tangent (as usual).

    Times of topics:
    - Intro [00:00 - 03:40]
    - EMPEX LA Recap [03:40 - 17:10]
    - Project Management Tools: [17:10 - 25:40]
    - Monitoring / Metrics / Instrumentation: [25:40 - 39:30]
    - Close [39:30 - 41:00]

    ## Links
    * EMPEX LA: https://empex.co/la
    * Todd Resudek - It’s Time to Embrace Erlang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJb9wjUJhm4
    * Shanti Chellaram - High Performance Data Structures in Erlang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdxhxAqxR94
    * Jesse J. Anderson - Powering Pixels with Scenic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3L-VZtP_dY
    * Geoffrey Lessel - Controlling MIDI Devices in Real Time with Elixir – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o4FzOFL2eE
    * Michael Reis - Nerves Takes to the Sky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o4FzOFL2eE
    * Jeff Grunewald - Stream-processing connected vehicle data in Elixir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKnY2hO2JdA
    * EMPEX NYC: https://empex.co/nyc
    * EMPEX NYC CFP: https://forms.gle/Vv3aqpXbtQA8a4TU8
    * Desmond on Twitter: https://twitter.com/desmondmonster and Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cjbell_
    * Pivotal Tracker: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/
    * Clubhouse: https://clubhouse.io/
    * Linear: https://linear.app
    * Notion: https://notion.so
    * Appsignal: https://appsignal.com
    * Spandex: https://github.com/spandex-project/spandex
    * Datadog: https://datadog.com
    * Telemetry: https://github.com/beam-telemetry/telemetry

    • 41 min
    Episode 162 feat. Bruce Tate

    Episode 162 feat. Bruce Tate

    # Episode 162 - Designing Elixir Systems with Bruce Tate
    It's another episode of ElixirTalk, this time Chris and Desmond are joined by the one and only Bruce Tate author of many notable titles such as Programming Phoenix and Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, as well as being a frequent speaker on the circuit.
    We dig into the new Designing Elixir Systems with OTP book, that James Edward Gray, II and Bruce co-authored. We talk a lot about the way systems are put together, going into depth about the 'Do Fun Things with Big, Loud Worker-Bees' pattern that's advocated for in the book. Along the way we talk about software design, persistence and more.
    Come along for the ride, it's a fun one!
    ## Links
    - Bruce Tate on Twitter: twitter.com/redrapids
    - Grox.io: https://grox.io
    - Designing Elixir Systems with OTP: https://pragprog.com/book/jgotp/designing-elixir-systems-with-otp
    - Chris McCord Elixir Conf Keynote 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txk4WAlabvI
    - The Climb at EMPEX 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lkO-kgxoiY
    - Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: https://pragprog.com/book/btlang/seven-languages-in-seven-weeks
    - Poncho Projects: https://embedded-elixir.com/post/2017-05-19-poncho-projects/
    - Grox.io Quadblock Series: https://grox.io/series/quad
    - The River at Lone Star Elixir 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW85rW6-PgI
    - Justin Schneck goes to Very: https://www.verypossible.com/news/very-hires-justin-schneck-co-author-of-nerves-project?utm_content=111962264&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-1009603460
    - EMPEX LA: https://empex.co/la
    - EMPEX NYC: https://empex.co/nyc
    - Lonestar Elixir Conference: https://lonestarelixir.com/
    - Gig City Elixir Conference: https://www.gigcityelixir.com/
    - Dev Next Conference: https://www.devdotnext.com/

    • 57 min
    Episode 161 feat. Todd Resudek

    Episode 161 feat. Todd Resudek

    # Episode 161 - feat. Todd Resudek
    We’re back with another episode of ElixirTalk, this time joined by the one and only Todd Resudek who gives us a run through of his talk at this years EMPEX LA entitled “It’s Time to Embrace Erlang”.
    Listen in to hear us discuss Todd’s nerve projects (including his recent LiveView Smart Mirror), why Todd thinks learning you some Erlang as an Elixir developer is important, and even about Hollywood Hogan and some other wrestling trivia. This
    show has it all.
    ## Links
    - EMPEX LA: https://empex.co/la
    - Intro to Elixir Training: https://ti.to/empex/empex-la-2020
    - Todd on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprsmpl
    - SimpleBet: https://www.simplebet.io/
    - Building a “Smart Mirror” with Phoenix LiveView: https://medium.com/@toddresudek/building-a-smart-mirror-with-phoenix-liveview-18193ee6438f
    - Building a Smart Sprinkler Controller with Nerves - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qklciKp7sD8
    - Erlang Crypto module: https://erlang.org/doc/man/crypto.html
    - Fred Hebert Advent of Code 2019 in Erlang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqzBchjZw4Q
    - Erlang Queue module: https://erlang.org/doc/man/queue.html
    - Erlang ETS module: https://erlang.org/doc/man/ets.html
    - Erlang Digraph module: https://erlang.org/doc/man/digraph.html
    - Learn you some Erlang: https://learnyousomeerlang.com/
    - Adopting Erlang: https://adoptingerlang.org/
    - Decompile Module: https://github.com/michalmuskala/decompile
    - Property-Based Testing with PropEr, Erlang and Elixir: https://propertesting.com/
    - Lonestar Elixir Conference: https://lonestarelixir.com/
    - CodeBEAM SF 2020: https://codesync.global/conferences/code-beam-sf/

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

Dfresh8 ,

Keep Elixir-ing!

I may be biased. I've had the pleasure of meeting Chris at Empex LA and I work with Desmond.
Regardless, this is a great podcast with leaders in the Elixir community. Keep up the good work!

vtstouff ,

Just found it! Extremely relevant content.

I’ve caught about 5 episodes and love the content. It’s the most relevant Elixir podcast I’ve found to date. Keep it coming!

elixirlover ,

Great tech podcast that actually focuses on tech

If you are like me and like programming language oriented podcast that actually focuses on tech, and less on their hosts' or guests' personal life story, this is the perfect one. The hosts are very knowledgeable yet humorous.

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