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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  • 199: Websockets' Late Hero and Elixir's Fresh Updates

    April 23rd, 2024  |  40 mins 35 secs
    ai, cloudflare, elixir, langchain, migrations, mox, news, websockets

    Elixir 1.17.0-dev changes, ExDoc v0.32's sleek features, Cloudflare's late heroic websocket entry post-Phoenix fame, a new BEAM-focused DevOps book, and more! —tune in for tech deep dives and laughs!

  • 198: Cade Gets the Last Word

    April 16th, 2024  |  21 mins 24 secs
    ash, cade, elixir, news, redis

    New Elixir v1.17.0 features, Kino Benchee for @Livebookdev, 🐦‍🔥 Phoenix emoji's debut, Ash Framework v3 RC news, plus a heartfelt host update from Cade. Don't miss out!

  • 197: Thinking Elixir News

    April 9th, 2024  |  20 mins 39 secs
    ai, bumblebee, elixir, xz

    Discover at-home AI projects with Bumblebee, averted tech crises, Elixir IEx customization, the buzz about ElixirConf EU and NervesConf US, and more!

  • 196: Thinking Elixir News

    April 2nd, 2024  |  21 mins 26 secs
    elixir, json, news, redis

    Dive into the latest Elixir developments with Erlang OTP 27.0-rc2's new json module, more on Phoenix Live Reload, the pivotal Redis licensing change, insights from an Elixir refactoring survey, and more!

  • 195: Migrating from Next.js to Phoenix

    March 26th, 2024  |  52 mins 44 secs
    elixir, news, nextjs, operational, phoenix, simplicity, vercel

    In this episode, Ben Reinhart discusses his shift from Next.js and Vercel to ElixirLang, Phoenix, and, highlighting how Elixir's simplicity and features streamlined his AI product's operations at AxFlow.

  • 194: Operational Elixir: Knowing When to Grow Up

    March 19th, 2024  |  52 mins 46 secs
    elixir, growing, kubernetes, monitoring, operations

    In our series finale, Zach Daniel talks the operational side of Elixir, from startup agility to midsize company structure. Discover key insights on scaling your app's support systems, mistakes made, mastering deployments, and more!

  • 193: Operational Elixir: Observing the Midsize Madness

    March 12th, 2024  |  55 mins
    elixir, midsize, news, observability, startups

    Nearing the end of our series, Dave Lucia explores observability tools and strategies for Elixir teams in midsize settings, sharing how to boost application monitoring and reliability from startups to Series C/D companies and more!

  • 192: Operational Elixir: Scrappy Startups Edition

    March 5th, 2024  |  1 hr 19 secs
    elixir, lean, operational, startup

    Our series continues! Philip Brown returns to discuss the tools and strategies for bootstrapping lean startups with Elixir. Learn his essentials for MVPs, cost-effective practices, balancing functionality with frugality, and more!

  • 191: Operational Elixir: What's Supporting the Apps at and

    February 27th, 2024  |  45 mins 58 secs
    elixir,, news, production,, systems

    Dive into the Elixir ecosystem beyond the code! We chat with Tyler Young about the real-world systems that support Elixir at and, uncovering the solutions businesses employ and more!

  • 190: Thinking Elixir News

    February 20th, 2024  |  20 mins 20 secs
    elixir, erlang, news, testing

    News highlights Phoenix LiveView's latest improvements, a new readability-centric Elixir testing tool, JSON's potential Erlang integration, the availability of GPUs, Gleam's milestone approach, and more!

  • 189: Thinking Elixir News

    February 13th, 2024  |  12 mins 56 secs
    ai, elixir, news

    In this episode: Elixir 1.16.1, testing tips for ExUnit, performance gains with Bandit, Phoenix Protocols for route customization, Kino YouTube integration in Livebook, and cautionary tales in AI with a major deepfake scam, and more!

  • 188: Thinking Elixir News

    February 6th, 2024  |  16 mins 42 secs
    audio, elixir, liveview, news

    This episode dives into Elixir's new ExDoc features, the revival of the Elixir Slack inviter, unified LiveView testing with PhoenixTest, the art of adding audio to LiveView, and the latest Nx Explorer v0.8 release, and more!