The Thinking Elixir podcast is a weekly show where we talk about the Elixir programming language and the community around it. We cover news and interview guests to learn more about projects and developments in the community.
The Lambda Days Conference and Elixir
After covering the news, we share a live recording of the show from the Lambda Days conference. It was a lot of fun! We covered topics like learning and teaching Elixir, functional programming, strengths of Elixir over Erlang, the developer tooling, why Elixir is awesome even when not building distributed systems, and much more!
Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/037-lambda-days-conference-and-elixir
Using LiveView and Hooks with Alex Minette
Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/036-using-liveview-and-hooks-with-alex-minette
X-Plane's Elixir MMO with Tyler Young
Tyler Young from X-Plane talks with us about how he added a new MMO feature to the popular flight simulator using Elixir. He shares some behind the scenes information on how it was created and how it’s been working in production. We learn about the single modest server that supports all the mobile users right now.
I loved hearing how Tyler found working with Elixir to be super productive. He took on a major new feature that he expected to take over a year but was able to deliver it in less than half the time. He did all the Elixir work himself and was new to it!
Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/035-x-planes-elixir-mmo-with-tyler-young
José Valim reveals Project Nx
José Valim visits and finally publicly reveals what Project Nx is! He and others have been working on it for 3 months and he's finally ready to unveil it. José will speak more about it at the LambdaDays conference, demonstrating it with code and announcing the release and availability of the OpenSource code. This is an exciting development that brings Elixir into areas it hasn't been used before. We also talk about what this means for Elixir and the community going forward. A must listen!
Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/034-jose-valim-reveals-project-nx
Postgres PubSub and Elixir with Allen Wyma
We talk with Allen Wyma about a Postgres PubSub feature and how it plays nice with Elixir. We dispel the idea that you should always use Phoenix PubSub just because it's there and we cover the value of learning what's built-in to tools like the postgrex library. Allen shares how Postgres PubSub elegantly solved a problem for him and he gives tips for using it. We also talk about teaching Elixir through Allen's YouTube videos and teaching in person with his Teach Me Code efforts.
Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/033-postgres-pubsub-and-elixir-with-allen-wyma
Circuit Breaker and Elixir Patterns with Allan MacGregor
We talk with Allan MacGregor about implementing the Circuit Breaker pattern in Elixir and compare that to just using a job library. We get into a fun discussion about design patterns in Elixir and designing for failure. Allan is creating a project called Site Guardian using the PETAL stack and shares his experiences with it and much more!
Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/032-circuit-breaker-and-elixir-patterns-with-allan-macgregor
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