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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  • 178: Safe Ecto Migrations and AI Updates

    November 21st, 2023  |  29 mins 54 secs
    ai, ecto, elixir, langchain, migrations

    Updates on Safe Ecto Migrations, the importance of OpenSource AI models and the latest on Elixir's LangChain library.

  • 177: Thinking Elixir News

    November 14th, 2023  |  13 mins
    bandit, discord, elixir, livebook, news

    News delves into Discord scaling with Elixir, Oban's Phoenix.PubSub update, a peek at LiveView Native tutorials for mobile dev, Livebook's Bandit endorsement, and more!

  • 176: Thinking Elixir News

    November 7th, 2023  |  20 mins 47 secs
    1.16-rc.0, elixir, news, release candidate

    Covering the Elixir v1.16.0-rc.0 release's compiler improvements and enhanced docs, including anti-patterns. Discover updates on Lexical LS, FlameOn, OTP's potential for built-in JSON support, and latest on LiveView Native, and more!

  • 175: Thinking Elixir News

    October 31st, 2023  |  20 mins 11 secs
    bandit, elixir, news, webserver

    News includes the major release of Bandit 1.0, upcoming dev experience improvements in Elixir v1.16, comparisons of Language Server alternatives, integration of Mistral with Bumblebee and the introduction of Permit – an authorization library for Phoenix apps, and more!

  • 174: DockYard's BeaconCMS

    October 24th, 2023  |  54 mins 14 secs
    beacon, cms, elixir, heex, wordpress

    Discover the new OpenSource CMS in the Elixir community! We chat with Leandro Pereira about Beacon, a Phoenix LiveView project with features to rival Wordpress. Includes Admin and HEEx template editor for non-developers.

  • 173: Web App Security Best Practices and Sobelow

    October 17th, 2023  |  47 mins 26 secs
    best practices, elixir, security, sobelow

    We're joined by Michael Lubas of as we delve into cybersecurity! We talk about the EEF's Web Application Security Best Practices guide. We show Sobelow some deserved love as it helps all Elixir web apps and much more!

  • 172: Thinking Elixir News

    October 10th, 2023  |  12 mins 28 secs
    elixir, news

    Latest in Elixir, from advances in Machine Learning and new Phoenix LiveView features, to a serverless to Elixir transition story that's making waves. Plus, get insights on ElixirConf 2023 and the upcoming CodeBEAM America 2024 and more!

  • 171: Thinking Elixir News

    October 3rd, 2023  |  13 mins 42 secs
    elixir, news

    Featuring José's insights on Elixir's "strong arrows", updates on LiveView 0.20.0, Livebook's upcoming "Authentication" feature. Plus, 404 pages tips for LiveView, new ElixirConf videos, the SpawnFest contest, and more!

  • 170: Thinking Elixir News

    September 26th, 2023  |  20 mins 13 secs
    elixir, news, opensource, postgres, zig

    ElixirConf 2023 keynote videos released, BEAM web security guide, a new Bun integration library for Phoenix, a LangChain library for Elixir projects, general OpenSource community happenings, and more!

  • 169: Thinking Elixir News

    September 19th, 2023  |  16 mins 21 secs
    elixir, elixirconf, news

    News includes highlights from ElixirConf US 2023, locations for the 2024 conferences, a guide to Phoenix generators customization, valuable BEAM resources, and more!

  • 168: Thinking Elixir News

    September 12th, 2023  |  11 mins 54 secs
    async, elixir, h264, news

    News includes a new "async" feature being added to LiveView, a new translation library called Kanta was announced, the Membrane framework released a pure Elixir H264 video plugin, and more!

  • 167: Customizing mix

    September 5th, 2023  |  52 mins 45 secs
    elixir, generators, phoenix

    Ever thought of customizing mix Tune in to our latest episode with Victor Björklund as we explore ways to customize Phoenix project generators! We also discuss tweaking generators for existing projects & more!