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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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,
September 29th, 2020 | 53 mins 6 secs
We cover the news then talk with Hugo Baraúna, the guy behind Elixir Radar, to get the inside scoop. Would you like to increase the chances of your blog post being featured by Elixir Radar? Hugo shares how!
September 22nd, 2020 | 37 mins 39 secs
Huge batch of new then we talk with Ricardo Garcia Vega about how he paired a Phoenix application with no database Repo to an Airtable backend to quickly solve a problem but without compromising on speed or reliability.
September 15th, 2020 | 37 mins 44 secs
We talk with Jesse Herrick about creating a video chat app using WebRTC and Phoenix LiveView. We cover the WebRTC protocol, how Phoenix helps, JS hooks, pushing events from the server and much more! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.
September 8th, 2020 | 43 mins 55 secs
We catch up with Connor Rigby and learn about his recent Flutter work for Nerves. We take this opportunity to get his perspective on when to choose NIFs or Ports for native integrations, how to make NIFs more portable,