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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  • 10: Frontend vs Backend and Business Value of LiveView

    August 25th, 2020  |  35 mins 16 secs

    News and discussion about why the talk of "Frontend vs Backend" is wrong, Single Page Apps, seeing the business value of LiveView, and much more! Show Notes online -

  • 9: Decomposing models with Maciej Kaszubowski

    August 18th, 2020  |  47 mins 24 secs

    Decomposing models based on lifecycle with Maciej Kaszubowski. He shares tips on finding the lines, how DDD can help, ideas for modular designs, simple ways to start a PubSub architecture, avoiding "donkey code" and much more!

  • 8: Careers and Dev Environments

    August 11th, 2020  |  39 mins 15 secs

    We discuss career development as programmers, how COVID may change things, our dev setups including editors, resources, asdf, docker, and much more! Show Notes online -

  • 7: Background Jobs with Miguel Palhas

    August 4th, 2020  |  41 mins 6 secs

    We talk with Miguel Palhas about lessons learned while working with background jobs in production systems. He shares some tips he's learned through experience. We share other mistakes made and what we learn from them. We cover background job options,

  • 6: Elixir at FontAwesome with Rob Madole

    July 28th, 2020  |  46 mins 6 secs

    FontAwesome, the internet's most popular icon toolkit, uses Elixir behind the scenes. We talk with Rob Madole to learn how they got there and Rob shares insights to what goes on behind-the-scenes. We cover how they teach Elixir to their team,

  • 5: Learning Elixir with Ricardo Trindade

    July 21st, 2020  |  31 mins 55 secs

    We talk with Ricardo Trindade about learning Elixir and GraphQL. We discuss learning on personal interest projects, GraphQL vs REST, executing Ruby or Python from Elixir, helpful learning resources and much more! -

  • 4: ElixirConf 2020 with Jim Freeze

    July 14th, 2020  |  37 mins 11 secs

    ElixirConf US 2020 was announced! This will be our first virtual one. We talk with the organizer Dr. Jim Freeze to get the behind the scenes information on how it will work. We cover the current challenges facing conferences,

  • 3: Elixir 1.11 Preview with Wojtek Mach

    July 7th, 2020  |  46 mins 11 secs

    Elixir 1.11 is shaping up to be a huge release with a number of "big deal" features. We are joined by Wojtek Mach to help us understand the significance of some of the new features. These include an improved recompilation process,

  • 2: REST vs GraphQL with Ben Wilson

    June 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 secs

    REST Controllers vs GraphQL. You've probably heard of GraphQL but maybe you haven't played with it yet. We talk with Ben Wilson, co-creator of Absinthe, a GraphQL library for Elixir and the book Craft GraphQL APIs in Elixir with Absinthe to get a bette...

  • 1: News and Meet the Hosts

    June 17th, 2020  |  13 mins 16 secs

    Welcome to the Thinking Elixir Podcast! My name is Mark Ericksen. This is our first official episode together. We cover the community news and introduce ourselves. Subscribe in your favorite podcast player and join us! Show Notes -