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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  • 83: Zig and Zigler with Isaac Yonemoto

    January 25th, 2022  |  45 mins 43 secs
    cross-compiling, elixir, erlang, nifs, openapi, webasm, zig, zigler

    Isaac Yonemoto joins us to talk about Zig and Isaac's library Zigler. We learn where they both come from and discuss where the native, cross-compiling, NIF tool might go next and more!

  • 82: Reviewing Elixir with José Valim - Part 1

    January 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 secs
    changelog, elixir, features, releases

    José Valim joins us to kick off part 1 of a 5 part series counting down to the 10 year anniversary of Elixir! In Part 1, we cover the releases of 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. We discuss the significant changes in each release and more!

  • 81: Elixir in a Burrito with Quinn and Digit

    January 11th, 2022  |  53 mins 44 secs
    burrito, security analysis, zig

    Quinn Wilton and Digit wrap up Elixir in the Burrito project making it easier to run Elixir projects in more environments! Burrito has a great origin story and possibilities for it's use. Check it out!

  • 80: Waffle Making with Boris Kuznetsov

    January 4th, 2022  |  32 mins 35 secs
    elixir, file attachments, phoenix, s3, thumbnail, uploads

    Boris Kuznetsov talks about the Waffle library, how it helps Elixir projects attach media to database records, how it started, it's role with LiveView, the challenges of maintaining a project created as a fork, and more!

  • 79: Collaborative Music in LiveView with Nathan Willson

    December 28th, 2021  |  44 mins 24 secs

    Nathan Willson talks about creating GEMS, his globally distributed, collaboratively edited, matrix sequencing audio application! He shows us how LiveView can do more than you might think!

  • 78: Logflare with Chase Granberry

    December 21st, 2021  |  40 mins 50 secs

    Chase Granberry talks about Logflare and how it’s written in Elixir and Phoenix. He shares how they use Elixir to bring logging and metrics to front-end focused devs without them knowing it. Also about Supabase acquiring Logflare!

  • 77: EMPEX Mtn and Starting Knock with Chris Bell

    December 14th, 2021  |  53 mins 24 secs

    Chris Bell talks about the EMPEX MTN conference, creating his startup "Knock" using Elixir, and shares some of his startup journey!

  • 76: Safe Ecto Migrations with David Bernheisel

    December 7th, 2021  |  36 mins 21 secs

    David Bernheisel talks about his recent Safe Ecto Migrations guide. It’s a 4-part series covering how Ecto migrations work, running them on production, common-task recipes, strategies for migrating data and much more!

  • 75: RabbitMQ and Commanded at Simplebet with Dave Lucia

    November 30th, 2021  |  55 mins 31 secs

    We talk with Dave Lucia about Simplebet’s use of RabbitMQ and Commanded for solving unique real-time problems. We learn how Simplebet uses Elixir when creating real-time sports betting markets. We also learn what CQRS systems are,

  • 74: New to Elixir and Women in Tech with Miki and Kate Rezentes

    November 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    We talk with mother/daughter team Miki and Kate Rezentes about their experiences learning and working with Elixir and as women in the tech industry. Miki presented “Greasing the Wheel of Adoption” at ElixirConf.

  • 73: Elixir at Supabase with Paul Copplestone

    November 16th, 2021  |  45 mins 4 secs

    We talk with Paul Copplestone, founder and CEO of Supabase. Supabase leverages the power of Elixir, Postgres, and more to create an OpenSource Firebase alternative that brings these powers to the Jamstack community.

  • 72: TypeCheck with Wiebe-Marten Wijnja

    November 9th, 2021  |  46 mins 19 secs

    We talk with Wiebe-Marten Wijnja about his project TypeCheck that provides a new kind of runtime type checking for Elixir applications. The syntax builds on your existing spec types so it still works for dialyzer but adds additional compile time create...