Episode 169

Thinking Elixir News


September 19th, 2023

16 mins 21 secs

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About this Episode

News covers the conclusion of ElixirConf US 2023 with key highlights being Chris McCord's keynote on improved Phoenix debugging tools, and Jose Valim's keynote introducing the "Strong Arrows" concept for handling dynamic types. Looking forward, the next ElixirConf will take place in Lisbon, EU in April 2024, followed by ElixirConf US 2024 at SeaWorld. Alex Koutmos points us towards a valuable resource on Erlang.org about efficiencies and performance myths, and a handy blog post walks you through customizing Phoenix generators, and more!

Show Notes online - http://podcast.thinkingelixir.com/169

Elixir Community News

  • https://twitter.com/TylerAYoung/status/1699415514936672440 – Chris McCord's opening keynote at ElixirConf US 2023 focused on improved Phoenix debugging tools.
  • LiveViewNative, with almost all SwiftUI components and styling modifiers being implemented, is still being worked on for Android/Windows.
  • https://twitter.com/bernheisel/status/1700179932150747514?s=20 – Jose Valim's closing keynote at ElixirConf dispelled some myths about coding in Elixir, explained set-theoretic types, introduced the concept of "Strong Arrows", and analyzed the implications of different approaches to handle dynamic types.
  • The next venue for ElixirConf will be Lisbon, EU on April 18-19, 2024.
  • ElixirConf US 2024 will be held at SeaWorld from August 27 - 30 2024.
  • https://fly.io/phoenix-files/customizing-phoenix-generators/ – This blog post documents how to customize Phoenix Generators, a topic discussed in episode 167 with Victor Björklund. It serves as a walkthrough for customizing generators for established projects.
  • https://www.erlang.org/doc/efficiency_guide/users_guide.html – A valuable resource for Elixir developers, this guide by Alex Koutmos provides insights into efficiencies of Lists, maps, binaries while dispelling some performance myths.
  • https://twitter.com/akoutmos/status/1700915275317555627 – A reminder from Alex Koutmos about the 'Efficiency Guide' in Erlang.org docs. While the code samples are in Erlang, the guide applies similarly to BEAM code written in Elixir.

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