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Interview with Curiosum Founders
  • Business

World is for the Curious - Interview with Curiosum Founders

Curiosum is a brainchild of two guys - Szymon and Michał. What made them leave their cozy corporate desks and put it all on the line to build their own software house? I sat down with them for a quick interview about their story and aspirations.

honeycode no-code development
  • Programming

Amazon Honeycode and the promise of low-code development

“Building apps” is actually an extremely wide subject. From complex, machine learning assisted solutions for tough business cases, up to simplistic planners and message boards, you get what you put in. A growing subset of this industry is low-code or no-code development.

slack vs teams
  • Business

Why Teams Will Defeat Slack in the Long Run

Collaboration software is present almost in every business, in one form or another. The one that first comes to mind and was in many ways a precursor of the field – Slack – has found more and more capable rivals with every passing year. However, now in 2020, Teams by Microsoft seems like it will lead the pack for a while.

5 top-tier companies that use Elixir
  • Elixir

5 top-tier companies that use Elixir

Elixir is a pretty capable language - and it consistently ranks near the top of most loved and wanted languages rankings. It has a large following and some very persuasive preachers as well. But that would not be enough to make me like it – what I need as real proof of its strengths is real businesses that strive with Elixir.

That’s what this list is all about – a bunch of stories from top companies that chose Elixir and never looked back. Let us show you how its power and versatility shows in practice.

Phoenix LiveView Tutorial: Adding Phoenix PubSub and Pow Authentication to Messenger
  • Elixir

Phoenix LiveView Tutorial: Adding Phoenix PubSub and Pow Authentication to Messenger

We've already bootstrapped our Phoenix LiveView-based Messenger app's database structure and a first LiveView page.

This time, we're going to improve real-time communication between the app's users using Phoenix PubSub, and use the Pow library to add secure user authentication.

As of November 2020, the latest Phoenix LiveView version is 0.14.8 - and the series has been updated to match it!

Async vs Defer - Which Script Tag is More Efficient When Loading JavaScript?
  • SEO

Async vs Defer - Which Script Attribute is More Efficient When Loading JavaScript?

JavaScript is the most popular language in the world. Why? Because its the only well adopted language supported by a Web Browsers that brings dynamics to frontend experience.

Because of that, almost any web application requires from developers to write at least a bit of JavaScript code. While it's not a problem (unless you hate this language 😉), some of us tend to create very complex, frontend heavy applications that load.. well, definitely not fast.

In this article, you'll get familiar with async and defer - two attributes that will speed up your website speed rendering.

Phoenix LiveView Tutorial: Bootstrap Your Messenger App
  • Elixir

Phoenix LiveView Tutorial: Bootstrap Your Messenger App

We're back with the first practical part of our Modern Talking with Elixir series, and this time we'll get the initial setup for our Phoenix LiveView-based Messenger app up and running.

We'll prepare our app for Phoenix LiveView and install all needed dependencies, design the app's Ecto schemas, related contexts, and database structure, to accommodate for the app's business logic.

As of November 2020, the latest Phoenix LiveView version is 0.14.8 - and the series has been updated to match it!

Elixir Trickery: Using Macros and Metaprogramming Without Superpowers
  • Elixir

Elixir Trickery: Using Macros and Metaprogramming Without Superpowers

There's hardly any more misunderstood element of Elixir than its metaprogramming power. The way to understand it is actually not to try too hard to wrap your head around it.

Elixir is a language heavily relying on its macro mechanism, which is both powerful and limited, and both complicated and simple, at the same time. The good news is that when you get to know the simple part about it, it's very easy to start writing macros even if you're a complete noob - and I'm going to give you plenty of examples to demonstrate that.