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Articles about Phoenix

Thank You TailwindCSS

Phoenix | Design | TailwindCSS | - August 17, 2020 // Barry

In the last 2-3 weeks, after seeing a lot of recommendations, I decided to read the Refactoring UI book and then dove into TailwindCSS. Design has always been a huge gap in my skillset. As frontend complexity increased over the last decade, it seemed less and less worth it to invest time to fill it. Then came TailwindCSS.

Repeating History with Elixir...again Presentation

Elixir | Phoenix | - July 28, 2018 // Barry @ Carolina Code Conf

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.

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

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

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.

PostgreSQL functions with Elixir Ecto

Elixir | PostgreSQL | Phoenix | - 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

Phoenix | Elixir | PostgreSQL | - 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).