9 days ago · 9 min read
Building software is hard, there's no doubt about it. There are ways we can make it easier to write code in teams with large codebases.
4 Mar 19 · 6 min read
Last weekend was Lonestar ElixirConf 2019. In this article I recap some of my personal highlights and favourite presentations from the conference.
6 Feb 19 · 3 min read
Elixir Supervision Trees and React Component Trees - both trees, but do the similarities end there? In this article I compare the pair.
1 Feb 19 · 4 min read
Inter-process communication can be tricky to get your head around. This article discusses an example of how it can be used to solve a real problem.
19 Dec 18 · 5 min read
In this article, I will discuss a typical scenario of integrating with a third-party API and detail a potential approach you could use in your Elixir application.
20 Nov 18 · 3 min read
It can be confusing sometimes, to know when to use a GenServer. There are a couple of modules, including Task and Agent that may fit your purpose better.
30 Oct 18 · 2 min read
Pagination is a common concept in software development. Understanding the difference between offset and cursor pagination is critical to building or working with APIs.
26 Sep 18 · 3 min read
Protocols are a way to implement polymorphism in Elixir. There are many use-cases for it, but I'll go through a typical example of interacting with an external API that needs data in a specific structure.
23 Aug 18 · 2 min read
A simple way to add basic docker files to your new or existing Docker projects.
26 Jul 18 · 2 min read
Working with Tasks means understanding how to send and receive messages in Elixir. To familiarise myself with this concept, I create a simple (naive) Job module.
14 Jul 18 · 4 min read
Concurrency is one of the major drawcards for pulling people to the Elixir language. In this article I explain how to use concurrency at it's lowest level - with Processes.
6 Jul 18 · 3 min read
Ecto makes composing queries possible through query bindings. Let's take a look at how to compose queries through functions.
27 Jun 18 · 3 min read
Streams are a great way to lazily evaluate transformations on collections. Find out how and why you would use a Stream.
25 Jun 18 · 4 min read
Once again, I decided to rebuild my own website. This time, I decided to write about why.
9 Jun 18 · 4 min read
How to implement a Queue in Elixir
23 Mar 18 · 3 min read
A practical example demonstrating how to use Plugs in Elixir.
21 Dec 17 · 2 min read
I describe my experiences with technical debt, and why it may not always be a good idea to "move quickly".
15 Aug 17 · 2 min read
I describe how to use pattern matching in Elixir, and how it might make you think differently.
6 Jan 17 · 5 min read
I share my thoughts and initial experiences with Elixir, a functional programming language.
29 Nov 16 · 6 min read
Unit testing can sometimes be a tricky subject no matter what language you’re writing in. In this article, I explain how to get started with testing and stop making excuses for your team.