Elixir Mix

Elixir as a General Purpose Language – EMx 138

This week, the panel gets in and talks about Elixir is not just a specialty language for high concurrency applications with specific performance profiles. They dive into how Elixir can be used in a variety of cases and how it is set up as a language that allows you to solve the breadth of issues…

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State Management in Elixir – EMx 137

The panel talks about how to manage state in Elixir applications. Sometimes you can get away with internal structures like gen servers and ETS and other times you have to reach to external systems like redis, mongodb, or postgreSQL. This episode will walk you through the ins and outs of managing state and what your…

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Heartbeat and Gen Servers featuring Luca Peppe – EMx 136

Luca Peppe built a health check and heartbeat system for the systems at work in Elixir. While the implementation uses many basic features from Elixir and Phoenix, the way that it underscores the fundamentals of Elixir is helpful for both the experienced and the new Elixir developer. Panel Charles Max Wood Sascha Wolf Guest Luca…

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Speeding up Elixir Regex replacement at Tubi with Yiming Chen – EMx 135

This week, we talk with Yiming Chen about how drilled into the root cause of some slow requests and how it turned out to be an issue with Elixir’s own Regex module. We talk about how they monitor performance at Tubi, what they tried to solve the issue, and how they ssh’ed into production to…

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Development Setups for Elixir – EMx 134

The panel discusses their development setups, their journeys getting them to where they are now, and the tools they use while they’re developing software in Elixir and with Phoenix. Panel Adi Iyengar Allen Wyma Charles Max Wood Sascha Wolf Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links Atom Spacemacs Neovim  IntelliJ IDEA GitHub | KronicDeth/intellij-elixir GitHub | hlissner/doom-emacs…

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Securely Managing Environment Variables using DotEnvy with Everett Griffiths – EMx 133

Everett Griffiths is the author of the DotEnvy library. He wrote the library to help manage environment variables across multiple applications and environments. He and the Elixir Mix panel dive into how DotEnvy works and in the ins and outs of managing environment variables securely from one application to another and from one environment to…

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Milestones in Elixir’s Evolution – EMx 132

The Elixir Mix Panel discussions the history of Elixir and the high points and big changes in the language and ecosystem. They go into the big changes that brought about growth in the ecosystem, ease of use in the language, better features, and much more. Panel Adi Iyengar Allen Wyma Charles Wood Sascha Wolf Sponsors…

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Deploying Elixir – EMx 131

Chuck and Allen dive into how and where to deploy Elixir and Phoenix applications. They talk through the mostly done for you solutions like Gigalixir and Heroku down to deploying by script to server or VPS hosting like DigitalOcean all the way to building containers and deploying to Kubernetes setups like AWS or DigitalOcean’s cloud…

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The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes – BONUS

Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that’s something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas. First, building skills. The most obvious type of skills you’ll need is technical skills….

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Client Side Drag and Drop with LiveView + Learning Elixir and Phoenix with Kelsey Leftwich – EMx 130

Kelsey Leftwich explains how Phoenix LiveView made it possible to build a simple drag and drop component without the need for a large front-end framework like React and clunky back-end API setup to make it work. She then described her journey into learning Elixir and Phoenix coming from a React and front-end background. Panel Adi…

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How to Get Hired at a FANG Company – BONUS

Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want…

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Composing Queries for Ecto in Phoenix with Szymon Soppa – EMx 129

Szymon Soppa joins the mix to talk about composing queries for your Ecto models in Phoenix. He talks about how Ecto typically thinks about its queries and how you can build your own queries and dives deep with Adi on how you can arrange the queries to get the characteristics in both data and performance…

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