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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  • 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!

  • 166: Filtering, ordering and pagination via Flop

    August 29th, 2023  |  50 mins 22 secs
    ecto, filter, flop, order, pagination

    Ever been tired of coding filter, sort, and pagination repeatedly in projects? Mathias Polligkeit crafted the 'flop' library, a portable and reusable Ecto solution. And the bonus is 'flop_phoenix' for filter forms & tables.

  • 165: Thinking Elixir News

    August 22nd, 2023  |  13 mins 9 secs
    elixir, news

    News in the Elixir community! A new Livebook feature, daily bite-sized newsletter, and Supabase's Supavisor architecture. Learn about an OTP 26 PSA, Ecto tips, improved Elixir error messages, a cutting-edge Hex search tool, and more!

  • 164: Thinking Elixir News

    August 15th, 2023  |  7 mins 58 secs
    elixir, news

    News roundup includes the ElixirConf schedule being published, Bumblebee gets streaming text support, Oban Web is getting a big update, Elixir for Cynical Curmudgeons blog post brings broader positive attention, and more!

  • 163: Job Queues using Oban with Parker Selbert

    August 8th, 2023  |  55 mins 52 secs
    elixir, job processing, oban, workers

    Dive into the world of Elixir job processing with Parker Selbert, creator of Oban. Learn about the conception, architecture of Oban, its paid features in Web & Pro, and the scale companies reach (Spoiler: it's in 100s of millions of jobs!)

  • 162: Elixir to WebAssembly with Orb

    August 1st, 2023  |  50 mins 4 secs
    elixir, live view, wasm, web assembly

    WebAssembly and Elixir can play nicely together? We talk with Patrick Smith about his Orb project that provides an Elixir DSL for building WebAssembly modules. Hear what Patrick thinks this can do for Elixir devs!