Thinking Elixir Podcast

News and interviews for the Elixir community

About the show

The Thinking Elixir podcast is a weekly show where we talk about the Elixir programming language and the community around it. We cover news and interview guests to learn more about projects and developments in the community.

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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  • 152: Rust and Elixir Play Great Together

    May 23rd, 2023  |  50 mins 15 secs
    developer experience, dx, elixir, liveview, nif, phoenix, rust, rustler

    Rustler gives Elixir easy access to Rust and community libraries. We talk with Jason Stiebs about being a Phoenix Core Team Member, making debugging a crashing LiveView nicer, how to leverage Rust when we need it, and more!

  • 151: Peeking inside the Livebook

    May 16th, 2023  |  43 mins 26 secs
    collaborative, elixir, launch week, livebook, news

    Recently Livebook had its first launch week! We met with Jonatan Kłosko to learn how things like apps and stamping work along with the new Teams feature. He shares his favorite unsung features and more!

  • 150: Thinking Elixir News

    May 9th, 2023  |  13 mins 13 secs
    eef, elixir, liveview, liveview native, news, otp

    News covers Chris McCord's keynote speech on LiveView 1.0. We cover the EEF's final election results, latest from the LiveView Native space, ex_cldr updates for localizing our apps, an OTP patch release, and more!

  • 149: Elixir's new Unified Logger

    May 2nd, 2023  |  54 mins 27 secs
    elixir, erlang, filters, handlers, logger

    The recently closed 3.5 year old bug on the ElixirLang project was done by Hauleth (Łukasz Jan Niemier). He explains how Erlang and Elixir now shares a unified logger and explains what it means for us!

  • 148: Security Scanning our Apps with Sobelow

    April 25th, 2023  |  56 mins 7 secs
    ast, elixir, scanner, security, sobelow

    Went deeper on Sobelow, the Elixir and Phoenix security code scanner. Hear about the creation from Griffin Byatt and where it’s going from the new maintainer Holden Oullette!

  • 147: Thinking Elixir News

    April 18th, 2023  |  18 mins 41 secs
    ecto, elixir, image, livebook, news

    Day 1 & 2 of Livebook's launch week, a new JsonSchema compiler named Exonerate, Ecto 3.10.0 improves changesets, Image can now (un)skew using Nx, KnockLabs released the one_and_done library for idempotent APIs, and more!

  • 146: Thinking Elixir News

    April 11th, 2023  |  7 mins 14 secs
    eef, elixir, news, static site generator, streams

    News includes Elixir 1.14.4 release and what’s in it, the EEF’s election is re-run and why, building your own static site generator with Phoenix, building Slack-like app with LiveView and streams, and more!

  • 145: Thinking Elixir News

    April 4th, 2023  |  12 mins 38 secs
    docker, eef, elixir, github, livebook, news, timescale

    News covers the initial EEF election results, a new Livebook 0.9 release, Docker reverses directions, how Github spilled the secret beans, full text search with a new Haystack lib, vulnerable juice, timescale package grows up a little, and more!

  • 144: Thinking Elixir News

    March 28th, 2023  |  13 mins 43 secs
    credo, dialyzer, elixir, liveview, machine learning

    A collection of ML stories, fixing an 8-year old LiveView bug, Docker drama, speeding up Dialyzer in CI, a new Credo release and more!

  • 143: Thinking Elixir News

    March 21st, 2023  |  13 mins 15 secs
    bumblebee, elixir, elixirconf, liveview, nerves, news, transcribe

    New minor LiveView release, a new Nerves focused Elixir case study was published, transcribing audio, using Tailscale to cluster Elixir apps across cloud providers, ElixirConf US announced and more!

  • 142: Orion for Distributed Tracing in Production

    March 14th, 2023  |  53 mins 49 secs
    debugging, distributed, elixir, performance, production, tracing

    Orion is an interesting library created by Thomas Depierre that makes it easy to run distributed tracing in your app on prod! It includes a LiveView UI for visualizing the perf and runs multiple traces concurrently!

  • 141: Network Programming with Elixir and Andrea Leopardi

    March 7th, 2023  |  55 mins 55 secs
    boolean, challenges, dbg, debugging, elixir, networking

    We talk with Andrea Leopardi, an Elixir core team member, author, and recent Protohackers celebrity! We cover his work on dbg, the networking challenges, his upcoming PragProg book and what new challenge has intrigued him!