EMx 043: Using GenServers and Tasks Together to Create Fault-Tolerant Apps with Jack Marchant

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    Panel

    • Mark Ericksen
    • Josh Adams

    Joined by Special Guest: Jack Marchant

    Summary

    Mark Ericksen and Josh Adams ask Jack Marchant, a software engineer from Australia, about a few of his blog articles. Jack Marchant compares supervision trees to react component trees using his background in both the frontend and the backend. The panel exchanges views on what these observations might look like and how they can help elixir developers. Mark Ericksen turns the discussion to Jack Marchant's articles on genservers, and the lessons he learned in working with genservers. Jack Marchant explains that there are so many different uses for a genserver. The panel considers when it is useful to use a genserver and when its better not to. Jack Marchant shares a way to better manage work using a task and genservers for asynchronous work.

     The panel reviews a few things that they appreciate about elixir and how productive it makes developers. Jack Marchant shares his experience working in an elixir based company, in hiring, training and productivity. The panel discusses the experience of switching to elixir and asks Jack Marchant about his experience coming from PHP. Jack Marchant shares and discusses with the panel some highlights from the lonestar elixir conference and updates the panel on phoenix live view.

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