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Articles about Elixir

Repeating History with Elixir...again Presentation

Phoenix | Elixir | - July 28, 2018 // Barry

Over the weekend I got the chance to speak at the inaugural Carolina Code Conf in Greenville, SC. It's the upstate polyglot conference where just about any relevant subject is welcome, so I submitted a talk on Elixir. I also gave a lightning talk on DMARC thanks to our wonderful sponsor, dmarcian.

Comparing Elixir and Go

Elixir | Golang | - January 26, 2017 // Barry

Elixir and Go have both grown significantly in popularity over the past few years, and both are often reached for by developers looking for high concurrency solutions. The two languages follow many similar principles, but both have made some core tradeoffs that affect their potential use cases. Let’s compare the two by taking a look at their backgrounds, their programming styles, and how they deal with concurrency.

Belated ElixirConf 2016 Recap

Elixir | Phoenix | - November 30, 2016 // Barry

This past September I took vacation time and paid out of pocket to drive to Orlando and attend ElixirConf with a few other programmers from Greenville who did the same thing. We weren't the only ones. Here is a belated recap from our combined notes and experiences.

Repeating History...on Purpose...with Elixir Presentation

Phoenix | Elixir | - November 29, 2016 // Barry

A dive into the highlights of Elixir that make it the ideal platform for the web...and how all these questions were answered figured out 30 years ago. Presented to Upstate Elixir in Greenville, SC on Nov 16.

Elixir ETS + Mnesia vs Redis

Elixir | DevOps | - September 27, 2016 // Barry

Learning Elixir has a way of challenging everything you know about programming. Redis is becoming an assumed part of many web stacks, in the same breath as your database. But with Elixir, do you need it? Do you even need a database?

PostgreSQL functions with Elixir Ecto

PostgreSQL | Phoenix | Elixir | - July 27, 2016 // Barry

Functions within PostgreSQL can be setup to return rows and included in queries just like any other table. Continuing with our theme of trying to push Elixir and Phoenix a little on this site rebuild, we will move our site search inside of a database function and experiment with different ways to call it from Ecto.

Insanity with Elixir + Phoenix + PostgreSQL

Elixir | PostgreSQL | Phoenix | - July 6, 2016 // Barry

I'm at the borderline of obsessed with Elixir and Phoenix lately. I've avoided writing about it so far because it feels a bit too good to be true. In an effort to test my own enthusiam, I decided to rebuild this site with them in the most ridiculous way possible just to try to test some limits. Because I already have an unhealthy obsession with PostgreSQL, we're getting crazy with it too.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a "how to build a blog" article. If you do what I'm about to do, people will look at you funny (and probably should).