Mark Ericksen is the creator of ThinkingElixir.com and the podcast. He runs an Elixir meetup, works at Fly.io, and loves writing Elixir code and teaching others about it.
March 16th, 2021 | 38 mins 25 secs
Wojtek Mach returns and talks about the new Mix.install/2 feature coming in Elixir 1.12. We learn about some other features coming that will help script authors. We talk about OTP 24 and when we can expect 1.12 to be released,
March 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
Saša Jurić shares how the team at Very Big Things is building maintainable Elixir code. This ranges from the development processes to code design and organization. He takes some "radical" positions and challenges conventions on a mission to find what a...
March 2nd, 2021 | 50 mins 48 secs
After covering the news, we share a live recording of the show from the Lambda Days conference. It was a lot of fun! We covered topics like learning and teaching Elixir, functional programming, strengths of Elixir over Erlang, the developer tooling,
February 23rd, 2021 | 42 mins 19 secs
February 16th, 2021 | 41 mins 24 secs
Tyler Young from X-Plane talks with us about how he added a new MMO feature to the popular flight simulator using Elixir. He shares some behind the scenes information on how it was created and how it’s been working in production.
February 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 15 mins
José Valim visits and finally publicly reveals what Project Nx is! He and others have been working on it for 3 months and he's finally ready to unveil it. José will speak more about it at the LambdaDays conference,
February 2nd, 2021 | 45 mins 11 secs
We talk with Allen Wyma about a Postgres PubSub feature and how it plays nice with Elixir. We dispel the idea that you should always use Phoenix PubSub just because it's there and we cover the value of learning what's built-in to tools like the postgre...
January 26th, 2021 | 44 mins 16 secs
We talk with Allan MacGregor about implementing the Circuit Breaker pattern in Elixir and compare that to just using a job library. We get into a fun discussion about design patterns in Elixir and designing for failure.
January 19th, 2021 | 50 mins 33 secs
We talk with Oleg Tarasenko and Tze Yiing about crawling the web using Elixir. Oleg created the crawly project to help solve this problem and Tze Yiing joined him as a contributor and maintainer. We cover how Elixir is well suited to orchestrate crawli...
January 12th, 2021 | 58 mins 49 secs
We talk with Devon Estes, the creator of a new Elixir mutation testing library called Muzak. Devon joins us to explain what mutation testing is and how it can help development teams in organizations move faster and with greater confidence.
January 5th, 2021 | 47 mins 39 secs
We talk with Parker Selbert, the creator of the job processing library Oban. He shares the benefits of using Postgres as the data store over more common choices like Redis. Oban also offers a paid "pro" level and Parker explains how a paid feature set ...
December 29th, 2020 | 48 mins 40 secs
We talk with Jason Axelson. He created the DepViz tool that can help improve your Elixir compile-time experience. Jason explains how to use the tool to identify where compile time dependencies may be causing issues in your project and provides tips on ...