198: Cade Gets the Last Word
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
19h ago
This week's show covers exciting updates in the Elixir world, including the peek at what's coming with Elixir v1.17.0's new "Duration" and "shift" features. We'll also dive into the impressive Kino Benchee integration for Livebook, showcasing benchmarking visualizations. Not to be missed is the release of a fitting Phoenix emoji ?‍? that's set to ignite your dev conversations, as well as the announcement of Ash Framework's v3 Release Candidate. Amidst these powerful tools and features, there's an essential shift in our hosting lineup; Cade will discuss his decision to step back from the show d ..read more
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197: Thinking Elixir News
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
1w ago
In this episode, we're diving into the fascinating world of at-home AI with a ready-to-deploy project harnessing Bumblebee and Fly GPUs, unraveling the tale of how an Xz backdoor catastrophe was narrowly sidestepped, and highlighting the power of customizing your Elixir IEx environment. We'll also touch upon the eager anticipation for ElixirConf EU, taking place in Lisbon, where innovations in vehicular tech meet Elixir, and the upcoming NervesConf US - a prime event for embedded systems enthusiasts. Tune in for these buzzworthy topics and more! Show Notes online - http://podcast.thinkingelixi ..read more
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196: Thinking Elixir News
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
2w ago
This week's news includes the release of OTP 27.0-rc2 featuring the new json module, Phoenix Live reload's insightful update, and Chris McCord's blog post that surfaces server logs directly in your browser console. We're also discussing the streamlined workflows in Oban Pro 1.4.0, and a deeper discussion on recent Redis licensing changes that have sent ripples through the open-source community. If that's not enough, we've got insights into the refactoring Elixir survey that's underway and we share some innovative tools like the Livebook Smart Cell Template. Tune in for this and more! Show Note ..read more
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195: Migrating from Next.js to Phoenix
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
3w ago
In this compelling episode, we sit down with Ben Reinhart who shares his journey of transitioning from the JavaScript ecosystem, specifically migrating off of Next.js and Vercel, to Elixir and Phoenix, with Fly.io as the new host. Ben discusses his frustrations with the complexity and performance issues he faced, and how the switch to Elixir helped streamline operations and improve the efficiency of his AI-focused product at Axflow. He delves into his strategic choice for leveraging the operational simplicity and real-time features of Phoenix, while also acknowledging trade-offs such as rebuil ..read more
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194: Operational Elixir: Knowing When to Grow Up
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
1M ago
In the final installment of our series, we sit down with the creator of the Ash framework, Zach Daniel, to move beyond his expertise in Ash and explore his experiences with the other systems we use to support our Elixir applications. Zach shares his journey from the dynamic environment of startups to the structured world of midsize companies, giving us a glimpse into the strategic timing for scaling monitoring and data collection tools. He emphasizes the value of fostering a blame-free culture and sheds light on his hands-on encounters with deployments, Kubernetes, and more! Show Notes online ..read more
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193: Operational Elixir: Observing the Midsize Madness
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
1M ago
In this engaging third episode of our series, Dave Lucia returns to delve into the various systems that support small and medium-sized teams and companies for their Elixir systems. Dave shares insights gained from a range of situations including working at startups on up to Series C and D sized companies, with a particular focus on the critical role of observability tools. Drawing on his extensive experience, Dave discusses how these tools can greatly enhance a team's ability to monitor and troubleshoot applications, ensuring high performance and reliability. Tune in for a comprehensive look a ..read more
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192: Operational Elixir: Scrappy Startups Edition
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
1M ago
In this second installment of our series, we're joined by Philip Brown, who returns to share his insights on running lean startups in the Elixir ecosystem. We dive into the art of supporting Elixir systems on a shoestring budget. Philip will walk us through his must-haves for MVPs, offering practical advice on how to leverage cost-effective solutions without sacrificing functionality. We'll discuss the balancing act between delivering a product and managing expenses, and highlight the essential tools that keep a scrappy startup's Elixir system robust yet affordable. Tune in for a candid look a ..read more
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191: Operational Elixir: What's Supporting the Apps at Felt.com and SleepEasy.app?
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
1M ago
In this special episode, we kick off a brand-new series that dives into the world of Elixir—but with a twist. We're exploring the systems surrounding the language and what it takes to support and run a company or team that uses Elixir. Join us as we engage in insightful conversations with various industry voices, starting with Tyler Young, about the practical systems and solutions used by businesses like Felt.com and SleepEasy.app. This series promises to be an enlightening journey for anyone curious about the behind-the-scenes workings of an Elixir-based product. Tune in to hear the unique ch ..read more
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190: Thinking Elixir News
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
2M ago
In this episode, we delve into the significant updates to Phoenix LiveView with its march towards 1.0, including crucial bug fixes in the latest v0.20.5 release. We explore the sleek new testing utility for Elixir, example_test, that's redefining readability in code tests. Plus, the Erlang community is abuzz with a fresh proposal to integrate JSON into the standard library. We'll look into how Fly.io has made GPU instances widely available and what this means for your projects. Don't miss out as we discuss these topics, Gleam's journey toward its 1.0.0 release, and more! Show Notes online - ht ..read more
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189: Thinking Elixir News
Thinking Elixir Podcast
by ThinkingElixir.com
2M ago
In this week's podcast, we cover the release of Elixir 1.16.1 with its various bug fixes, delve into German Velasco's ExUnit testing tip for running tests in parallel, explore the performance boosts experienced by Thomas Millar after upgrading to Bandit, and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Inch, René Föhring's documentation analysis tool. We also discuss the innovative use of Elixir Protocols for customized route parameters in Phoenix, the creation of a new Kino for embedding YouTube videos into Livebook, and a stark reminder of the potential dark side of AI and ML with a deepfake phishin ..read more
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