Thinking Elixir Podcast

Thinking Elixir Podcast

Latest Episodes

The Lambda Days Conference and Elixir
March 02, 2021

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,

Using LiveView and Hooks with Alex Minette
February 23, 2021

Alexandre Minette shares his adventures with LiveView as he builds a personal finance tracking application. We cover his use of hooks to integrate Javascript libraries that give him the UX he wants. He shares some tips and resources for finding Javascr...

X-Plane's Elixir MMO with Tyler Young
February 16, 2021

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.

José Valim reveals Project Nx
February 09, 2021

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,

Postgres PubSub and Elixir with Allen Wyma
February 02, 2021

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 postgre...

Circuit Breaker and Elixir Patterns with Allan MacGregor
January 26, 2021

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.

Crawling the Web using Elixir with Oleg Tarasenko and Tze Yiing
January 19, 2021

We talk with Oleg Tarasenko and Tze Yiing about crawling the web using Elixir. Oleg created the crawly project to help solve this problem and Tze Yiing joined him as a contributor and maintainer. We cover how Elixir is well suited to orchestrate crawli...

Mutation Testing using Muzak with Devon Estes
January 12, 2021

We talk with Devon Estes, the creator of a new Elixir mutation testing library called Muzak. Devon joins us to explain what mutation testing is and how it can help development teams in organizations move faster and with greater confidence.

Running Jobs using Oban with Parker Selbert
January 05, 2021

We talk with Parker Selbert, the creator of the job processing library Oban. He shares the benefits of using Postgres as the data store over more common choices like Redis. Oban also offers a paid "pro" level and Parker explains how a paid feature set ...

DepViz and ElixirLS with Jason Axelson
December 29, 2020

We talk with Jason Axelson. He created the DepViz tool that can help improve your Elixir compile-time experience. Jason explains how to use the tool to identify where compile time dependencies may be causing issues in your project and provides tips on ...