Episodes
This week, the panel gets in and talks about Elixir is not just a specialty language for high concurrency applications with specific performance profiles. They dive into how Elixir can be used in a variety of cases and how it is set up as a language that allows you to solve the breadth of issues that other popular languages solve without being specialized to them. Panel Adi Iyengar Allen Wyma Sascha Wolf Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links Erlang...
Published 07/27/21
Shortcode: The panel talks about how to manage state in Elixir applications. Sometimes you can get away with internal structures like gen servers and ETS and other times you have to reach to external systems like redis, mongodb, or postgreSQL. This episode will walk you through the ins and outs of managing state and what your options are and what the tradeoffs are between those options. Panel Allen Wyma Eric Bolikowski Sascha Wolf Sponsors Dev Influencers...
Published 07/21/21
Luca Peppe built a health check and heartbeat system for the systems at work in Elixir. While the implementation uses many basic features from Elixir and Phoenix, the way that it underscores the fundamentals of Elixir is helpful for both the experienced and the new Elixir developer. Panel Charles Max Wood Sascha Wolf Guest Luca Peppe Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links How to easily create a healthcheck endpoint for your Phoenix app, the Elixir way GitHub |...
Published 07/14/21
This week, we talk with Yiming Chen about how drilled into the root cause of some slow requests and how it turned out to be an issue with Elixir's own Regex module. We talk about how they monitor performance at Tubi, what they tried to solve the issue, and how they ssh'ed into production to run more detailed performance monitoring. Panel Adi Iyengar Allen Wyma Charles Max Wood Sascha Wolf Guest Yiming Chen Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links How we discovered a...
Published 07/07/21
The panel discusses their development setups, their journeys getting them to where they are now, and the tools they use while they're developing software in Elixir and with Phoenix. Panel Adi Iyengar Allen Wyma Charles Max Wood Sascha Wolf Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links Atom Spacemacs Neovim  IntelliJ IDEA GitHub | KronicDeth/intellij-elixir GitHub | hlissner/doom-emacs entr(1) GitHub | tmux-plugins/tmux-resurrect GitHub |...
Published 06/30/21
Everett Griffiths is the author of the DotEnvy library. He wrote the library to help manage environment variables across multiple applications and environments. He and the Elixir Mix panel dive into how DotEnvy works and in the ins and outs of managing environment variables securely from one application to another and from one environment to another. Through development and deployment this is often an overlooked step in keeping things secure while also keeping them...
Published 06/23/21
The Elixir Mix Panel discussions the history of Elixir and the high points and big changes in the language and ecosystem. They go into the big changes that brought about growth in the ecosystem, ease of use in the language, better features, and much more. Panel Adi Iyengar Allen Wyma Charles Wood Sascha Wolf Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links ElixirConf 2021 Debugging With Tracing in Elixir Call for Proposals for ElixirConf EU...
Published 06/16/21
Chuck and Allen dive into how and where to deploy Elixir and Phoenix applications. They talk through the mostly done for you solutions like Gigalixir and Heroku down to deploying by script to server or VPS hosting like DigitalOcean all the way to building containers and deploying to Kubernetes setups like AWS or DigitalOcean's cloud setup. There are a lot of great options and many of them depend on how much of the work you want to do and how much learning curve you want to take on. Allen and...
Published 06/09/21
Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that's something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas. First, building skills. The most obvious type of skills you'll need is technical skills. However, don't neglect your people skills and your organizational skills as well since you're often paid for how you work with people and enhance their work and how...
Published 06/04/21
Kelsey Leftwich explains how Phoenix LiveView made it possible to build a simple drag and drop component without the need for a large front-end framework like React and clunky back-end API setup to make it work. She then described her journey into learning Elixir and Phoenix coming from a React and front-end background. Panel Adi Iyengar Allen Wyma Charles Max Wood Guest Kelsey Leftwich Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links Surface...
Published 06/02/21
Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want you to succeed. And how to build the reputation that has the company wanting you regardless of the outcome. This approach also works for speaking at conferences, selling courses,...
Published 05/28/21
Szymon Soppa joins the mix to talk about composing queries for your Ecto models in Phoenix. He talks about how Ecto typically thinks about its queries and how you can build your own queries and dives deep with Adi on how you can arrange the queries to get the characteristics in both data and performance that you're looking for from your database. Panel Adi Iyengar Guest Szymon Soppa Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links How to compose and...
Published 05/26/21
Kamil Lelonek joins the mix to explain what comprehensions are and how they are used in Elixir. Allen and Kamil dive into the intricacies of this simple, yet powerful, feature that allows you to work with collections of data to get work done in your Elixir applications. They also dive into some of the more common structures of comprehensions and some of the uses cases they're put to. Panel Allen Wyma Guest Kamil Lelonek Sponsors Dev Influencers...
Published 05/19/21
Sascha Wolf joins the mix to talk about how to test behaviors in your Phoenix apps by using tools like Mox and Knigge. Panel Adi Iyenger Allen Wyma Charles Max Wood Eric Bolikowski Guest Sascha Wolf Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links Twitter: Sascha Wolf ( @wolf4earth ) Picks Adi- Testing Elixir by Andrea Leopardi and Jeffrey Matthias Adi- GitHub | gleam-lang/gleam Allen- The Pragmatic Studio Charles- Flying High with...
Published 05/12/21
Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become the person people go to for what you do. So, how do you become the first person people think of when they think of that thing you know how to do? Let Chuck tell...
Published 05/07/21
Have you wondered how to measure how productive your team is? And, how do you increase team throughput? Mason McLead from Software.com joins the Mix to explain how they measure productivity for individuals and teams at Software.com and gives tip after tip on how teams can organize to allow for more flow state among their developers. Panel Allen Wyma Charles Max Wood Guest Mason McLead Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Picks Allen- The...
Published 05/05/21
Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they're trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey. Panel Charles Max Wood
Published 04/29/21
Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they're trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey. Panel Charles Max Wood Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator
Published 04/28/21
Charles Max Wood talks about how to build, grow, and benefit from positive relationships within programming. He talks about how he's built genuine positive relationships with hundreds of programmers and how he and others have grown from those relationships. He also explains that you get out of relationships what you put into them. Finally, he goes into how to begin to build relationships by building a system of influence you can use on behalf of the people you want relationships...
Published 04/23/21
Charles Max Wood talks about how to build, grow, and benefit from positive relationships within programming. He talks about how he's built genuine positive relationships with hundreds of programmers and how he and others have grown from those relationships. He also explains that you get out of relationships what you put into them. Finally, he goes into how to begin to build relationships by building a system of influence you can use on behalf of the people you want relationships...
Published 04/21/21
Charles Max Wood discusses several opportunities that came his way early in his podcasting career and other opportunities that have come to other people after only a couple of podcast episodes. He explains why that happens and how you can use this to create more influence as a developer. Panel Charles Max Wood
Published 04/16/21
Adi Iyengar walks Eric and Chuck through the process of testing your plugs in your Phoenix Controllers. He leads out by explaining how most people approach testing plugs and some of the inherent problems and inefficiencies with the approach and then explains the way that he approaches testing them and testing Phoenix apps in general. Panel Charles Max Wood Eric Bolikowski Guest Adi Iyengar Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links Linkedin: Adi...
Published 04/14/21
Charles Max Wood started podcasting because it sounded fun and because he wanted to talk about technology. He learned pretty quickly that it got him access to people who understood the things he wanted to learn. The reasons changed over the years, as Charles explains before he talks about the big payoff he gets now from doing the podcasts. Panel Charles Max Wood
Published 04/09/21
Charles Max Wood started podcasting because it sounded fun and because he wanted to talk about technology. He learned pretty quickly that it got him access to people who understood the things he wanted to learn. The reasons changed over the years, as Charles explains before he talks about the big payoff he gets now from doing the podcasts. Panel Charles Max Wood Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator
Published 04/07/21
Jason Weimann started out as an enthusiast of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Everquest. After becoming a software developer and building a collaborative community playing the game, learn how he used his connections to get a job working for the company that made the game, even if it wasn't a job working as a game developer and how that led to a career working on one of the most popular online games of the time. Panel Charles Max Wood
Published 04/02/21