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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  • 15: Inside Elixir Radar with Hugo Baraúna

    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!

  • 14: LiveView and Airtable with Ricardo Garcia Vega

    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.

  • 13: Video chat using LiveView with Jesse Herrick

    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.

  • 12: All a Flutter over NIFs and Ports with Connor Rigby

    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,

  • 11: New Ecto features in 3.5 with Mike Binns

    September 1st, 2020  |  32 mins 53 secs

    Learning about some new features coming in Ecto 3.5 from Mike Binns. Mike explains Ecto.Enum, what a ParameterizedType is, the new "redact" option on fields and much more! Show Notes online - https://thinkingelixir.

  • 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,