The Thinking Elixir Podcast
Welcome to the Thinking Elixir Podcast! The show has weekly episodes where we talk about the Elixir programming language and community around it.
Whether you are already experienced with Elixir or just exploring the language, this show is created with you in mind. We discuss community news, Functional Programming, transitioning from OOP, coding conventions, and more.
Guests visit the show to help challenge our assumptions, learn about new developments and grow in the process.
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Learning or Teaching Elixir
We talk with Jesse Herrick about creating a video chat app using WebRTC and Phoenix LiveView. We cover the WebRTC protocol, how Phoenix helps, JS hooks, pushing events from the server and much more!
We catch up with Connor Rigby and learn about his recent Flutter work for Nerves. We take this opportunity to get his perspective on when to choose NIFs or Ports for native integrations, how to make NIFs more portable, get a recommendation for multimedia processing and much more!
Learning about some new features coming in Ecto 3.5 from Mike Binns. Mike explains Ecto.Enum, what a ParameterizedType is, the new “redact” option on fields and much more!
News and discussion about why the talk of “Frontend vs Backend” is wrong, Single Page Apps, seeing the business value of LiveView, and much more!
Decomposing models based on lifecycle with Maciej Kaszubowski. He shares tips on finding the lines, how DDD can help, ideas for modular designs, simple ways to start a PubSub architecture, avoiding “donkey code” and much more!
We discuss career development as programmers, how COVID may change things, our dev setups including editors, resources, asdf, docker, and much more!
Show Notes online – https://thinkingelixir.com/podcast-episodes/008-careers-and-dev-environments/
We talk with Miguel Palhas about lessons learned while working with background jobs in production systems. He shares some tips he’s learned through experience. We share other mistakes made and what we learn from them.…
FontAwesome, the internet’s most popular icon toolkit, uses Elixir behind the scenes. We talk with Rob Madole to learn how they got there and Rob shares insights to what goes on behind-the-scenes. We cover how…
We talk with Ricardo Trindade about learning Elixir and GraphQL. We discuss learning on personal interest projects, GraphQL vs REST, executing Ruby or Python from Elixir, helpful learning resources and much more!
ElixirConf US 2020 was announced! This will be our first virtual one. We talk with the organizer Dr. Jim Freeze to get the behind the scenes information on how it will work. We cover the…
Elixir 1.11 is shaping up to be a huge release with a number of “big deal” features. We are joined by Wojtek Mach to help us understand the significance of some of the new features.…
REST Controllers vs GraphQL. You’ve probably heard of GraphQL but maybe you haven’t played with it yet. We talk with Ben Wilson, co-creator of Absinthe, a GraphQL library for Elixir and the book Craft GraphQL…
Welcome to the Thinking Elixir Podcast! My name is Mark Ericksen. This is our first official episode together. We cover the community news and introduce ourselves. Subscribe in your favorite podcast player and join us!…
Welcome to the Thinking Elixir Podcast! My name is Mark Ericksen. This is just to announce the launching of the new show. The Thinking Elixir podcast is a weekly show where we talk about the Elixir programming language and the community around it.