EMx 063: Designing Elixir Systems With OTP with Bruce Tate and James Gray


  • Sentry– use the code “devchat” for two months free on Sentry’s small plan

  • CacheFly


  • Mark Ericksen

  • Michael Ries

  • Eric Oestrich

  • Josh Adams

  • Charles Max Wood

Joined by Special Guests: Bruce Tate and James Gray


Bruce Tate and James Gray join the panel to discuss their new book, “Designing Elixir Systems With OTP”. Bruce and James share the story of how they decided to write this book together. The panel discusses the books target audience, Bruce and James explain that this is not for programmers who know nothing about Elixir. Resources and books for beginners to read are recommended. Bruce and James share many key points of the book and the main lesson they hope the reads come away with. The interesting mnemonic “Do Fun Things With Big Loud Wildebeests” is explained.


Bruce and James share what this book will do for your applications. They address common misunderstandings for people moving from object-oriented programming into functional programming. Bruce and James share what it was like working with each other to write this book. The episode ends with Bruce and James sharing the stories of how the came to the elixir community.  



Mark Ericksen:

Michael Ries:

Eric Oestrich:

Josh Adams:

Charles Max Wood:

Bruce Tate:

James Gray: