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.
December 22nd, 2020 | 42 mins 7 secs
We talk with Zach Daniel, the creator of the Ash Framework, a declarative, resource-oriented application framework for Elixir that lets you build out JSON or GraphQL APIs in minutes. In this episode he explains the history,
December 15th, 2020 | 36 mins 3 secs
We talk with Jonathan Allen, an instructor at a Utah college, who taught Elixir to his Distributed Computing students. He tells how he got Elixir into the classroom, what the students loved, what was hard, and how we in the professional community can i...
December 8th, 2020 | 52 mins 36 secs
We talk with Marlus Saraiva about three big projects he is a part of. All of which are around improving the developer experience in Elixir! We start with Broadway, a library that makes working with GenStage even easier.
December 1st, 2020 | 57 mins 8 secs
We talk with Chris McCord about the Phoenix LiveView 0.15.0 release which includes uploads! Chris explains the background on the release and his video showing it off. He shares his go-to stack when starting a new Phoenix project (HINT it includes Tailw...
November 24th, 2020 | 48 mins 57 secs
We talk with Louis Pilfold about how he created Gleam, a static typed language that runs on the BEAM. Louis explains some of the challenges with bringing static types to the BEAM and shares ideas on what can possibly be done about it.
November 17th, 2020 | 40 mins 10 secs
We talk with Patryk Bąk about running migrations in production. For production systems where downtime or service interruptions are a problem, we sometimes need to take special care when migrating data structures or the data itself.
November 10th, 2020 | 31 mins 18 secs
We talk with Patrick Thompson about the PETAL stack. The combination of Phoenix, Elixir, Tailwind CSS, Alpine.js and LiveView! Patrick and David help me understand why people are excited about Tailwind CSS and how it works nicely with Alpine.js.
November 3rd, 2020 | 57 mins 4 secs
We reached outside the Elixir community to talk with Caleb Porzio. Caleb is the creator of PHP Laravel LiveWire, a framework inspired by LiveView. He created Alpine.js to help solve problems common to both LiveWire and LiveView.
October 27th, 2020 | 22 mins 18 secs
We cover the news then talk with Milada Majáková about combining Elixir and art. Milada came new to Elixir from Architecture and Graphic Design. We reject the idea that people are either logical or artistic but not both. She shares her journey,
October 20th, 2020 | 39 mins 6 secs
We cover the news then talk with German Velasco about his free book "Test-Driven Development with Phoenix". He shares his experiences of learning TDD at ThoughtBot, his writing process, tips and more. On TDD, we talk about the benefits we see,
October 13th, 2020 | 43 mins 55 secs
We cover the news then talk with Lukas Larsson and John Högberg to learn about the new BeamAsm project that brings a JIT compiler to Erlang OTP and Elixir. This is a very exciting development for all Beam languages and they break down for us what it is...
October 6th, 2020 | 43 mins 57 secs
We cover the news then talk with Quinn Wilton about Gleam, a static typed language on the BEAM and why Elixir devs should care about it. We learn about her Chip8 emulator that renders game ROMs to LiveView,