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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  • 51: Live Auctions with Alex Loukissas

    June 8th, 2021  |  41 mins 6 secs

    We talk with Alex Loukissas about using Phoenix sockets to provide live auction systems. We comment on the situation of flash-mob-like users coming to a system and needing to handle high traffic volumes for shorter durations.

  • 50: and Elixir with Angelika Tyborska

    June 1st, 2021  |  54 mins 26 secs

    We talk with Angelika Tyborska about the history of, her involvement, the issues addressed in v2 and what's new and cool in the soon to be released v3. We cover the Elixir track, her work as a maintainer,

  • 49: Pushing for Modularity with Maciej Kaszubowski

    May 25th, 2021  |  44 mins 37 secs

    Maciej Kaszubowski returns to talk about how read models can help modularize our systems. There is a focus on background job systems and how they fit in our modular designs. We cover push vs pull based systems and which is more maintainable.

  • 48: Ecto Associations with Sheharyar Naseer

    May 18th, 2021  |  37 mins 21 secs

    We talk with Sheharyar Naseer about Ecto's feature "association defaults" and how they work. We learn how they even support defining a function that gets called during your changeset operations which can be used to ensure multi-tenancy IDs get populate...

  • 47: Crypto Trading in Elixir with Kamil Skowron

    May 11th, 2021  |  26 mins 50 secs

    We talk with Kamil Skowron about his Youtube channel that walks people through building a crypto-currency trading bot in Elixir. We learn how that led him to start a free online book sharing that content. He covers what people will learn from the proce...

  • 46: Livebook with Jonatan Kłosko

    May 4th, 2021  |  47 mins 57 secs

    We talk with Jonatan Kłosko, the coder behind Livebook, to learn how it works, how the collaborative feature was done, what you can do with it, what you shouldn't do with it, some unusual ways people are using it, and more!

  • 45: Junior Devs with Michał Buszkiewicz

    April 27th, 2021  |  42 mins 51 secs

    We talk with Michał Buszkiewicz about Junior Developers in the Elixir community. We share tips for Juniors both early in their careers but also more experienced developers coming new to Elixir. We talk about the University vs Bootcamp approaches and wh...

  • 44: Elixir Data Types with Sasha Fonseca

    April 20th, 2021  |  49 mins 16 secs

    We talk with Sasha Fonseca about Elixir's data types behind the scenes. We learn about binary leaks, discuss memory usage, performance considerations, what boxed values are and much more! - Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.

  • 43: Membrane with Marcin Lewandowski

    April 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins

    We talk with Marcin Lewandowski about Membrane Framework. We learn what it is, the project's goals, how people are using it and how it can solve the speed-to-market problem when streaming multimedia. We cover WebRTC, radio, industry challenges,

  • 42: LiveView Autocomplete and Blogging with Velina Petrova

    April 6th, 2021  |  51 mins 52 secs

    We talk with Velina Petrova about a blog post she wrote showing how a "designer dreamed up" feature was delivered using LiveView and Alpine.js. She shares how she added the LiveView feature to a non-LiveView page demonstrating a great strategy for slow...

  • 41: Secure IoT Systems using Ockam with Mrinal Wadhwa

    March 30th, 2021  |  57 mins 13 secs

    We talk with Mrinal Wadhwa about, the project and the company. They are taking on the ambitious goal of building an open protocol through Elixir and Rust libraries to enable secure and trusted IoT platforms.

  • 40: Mental Models for Elixir and LiveView

    March 23rd, 2021  |  40 mins 58 secs

    We talk about the mental models we use for writing our Elixir code and for thinking about our Elixir systems (starting at 5:46). We cover transformations, plug, and Mark's "Workshop Model" (starting at 23:45). We also talk about LiveView,