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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  • 211: A Passion for Testing

    July 16th, 2024  |  49 mins 26 secs
    elixir, integration tests, liveview, news, tdd, testing, tests

    News includes Elixir 1.17.2, Livebook v0.13 updates, Explorer's remote dataframes, Phoenix tips, and Gleam 1.3.0. Plus, German Velasco shares his journey, Elixir contributions, and TDD philosophy. Tune in for more!

  • 210: A Bloom'n Fancy UI

    July 9th, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins
    bloom, elixir, livebook, liveview, news, ui

    Get a big whiff of Bloom UI with Chris Gregori, an extension of Phoenix core components for Elixir and LiveView projects. Plus, catch news on Livebook 0.13.x, the "2 Million Checkboxes" project, updated Parameterized Tests, and more!

  • 209: New Admin Panel, LiveView Component Kit, and more!

    July 2nd, 2024  |  36 mins 40 secs
    admin, ai, components, elixir, liveview, seo

    News includes setup-beam reading .tool-versions, Wojtek on SDK API reduction, Ash's support for UUIDv7, Backpex admin panel, SaladUI's ReactJS conversion feature, José Valim's AI function naming trick, and more!

  • 208: Elixir 1.17, Phoenix Playground and more

    June 25th, 2024  |  31 mins 49 secs
    1.17.0, elixir, news, phoenix

    Explore Elixir 1.17's new features, Phoenix Playground innovations, and José Valim latest academic update on set-theoretic types. Plus, updates on Igniter, Nx Scholar, and Inertia.js gets a Phoenix adapter. Dive into these and more!

  • 207: Poison v6 is Waaay Faster and Drama Turns Productive

    June 18th, 2024  |  30 mins 57 secs
    elixir, liveview, news, poison, state

    News includes the release of Poison v6.0.0, Lumen/Firefly project ending, a new accessibility library for Elixir, José Valim on managing client/server state in LiveView, Elixir Conf US 2024 tickets, and more!

  • 206: BeamOps - DevOps on the BEAM

    June 11th, 2024  |  1 hr 48 secs
    beamops, deployment, devops, elixir, erlang

    In this episode, we discuss Elixir 1.17.0-rc.1 and interview Ellie Fairholm and Josep Giralt D'Lacoste about their new book "Engineering Elixir Applications." We dive into "BeamOps" and BEAM DevOps challenges.

  • 205: Elixir 1.17 RC and Other News

    June 4th, 2024  |  27 mins 55 secs
    elixir, imdb, otp, performance, release candidate

    Dive into Elixir 1.17-rc0's type system and new functions, OTP 27's compiler boosts, Erlang Docs on ExDoc, Elixir's 12th birthday celebration, and more!

  • 204: OTP 27 and Blend for Lib Maintainers

    May 28th, 2024  |  56 mins 8 secs
    blend, ci, dependency, elixir, library, otp

    After the news of OTP 27 and more, we chat with Marcelo Dominguez about the "Blend" library, aiding Elixir devs supporting multiple versions of a dep. Inspired by the Rubygem "appraisal", it fits into CI systems making library maintenance more manageable.

  • 203: Thinking Elixir News

    May 21st, 2024  |  27 mins 8 secs
    aws, elixir, flame, liveview, news, oban

    News includes Phoenix LiveView 1.0 release, José Valim's ElixirConf EU keynote on design patterns, Chris McCord’s FLAME-based World Page Speed Test, Ash 3.0 release, Oban support moving to ElixirForum, and more!

  • 202: Thinking Elixir News

    May 14th, 2024  |  26 mins 47 secs
    aws, bloom, elixir, ftc, news, phoenix

    New ElixirLS launch boosts coding efficiency, José Valim hails type system upgrades, “Bloom” extends Phoenix, Chris McCord demos global hot code deploys, plus FTC and AWS updates, and more!

  • 201: Thinking Elixir News

    May 7th, 2024  |  18 mins 30 secs
    elixir, ftc, lexical, lsp, news, slack, soul of erlang

    Explore Lexical 0.6.0's release, Elixir's smarter Slack bots, Saša Jurić’s “Soul of Erlang/Elixir” at 5 years, and we dive into the FTC's ban of non-competes. Tune in for these tech insights & more!

  • 200: Ready for a new frontier?

    April 30th, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins
    elixir, ios, jetpack, liveview native, mobile

    Is Elixir ready to expand into a new frontier? Learn about LiveView Native’s potential for Elixir on mobile with Brian Cardarella & Carson Katri. Get updates on EEF elections, and Livebook integrations. Plus, tech insights & more community news.