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Debugging Elixir Code: The Definitive Guide
  • Elixir

Debugging Elixir Code: The Definitive Guide

Every application contains bugs, and even if it doesn't, it will. And even if you're not a notorious bug producer and your code quality is generally good, the conditions programmers work in are often suboptimal - you will often find yourself pulling your hair out over code written years ago by someone no longer involved in your project.

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Key skills to learn as a Elixir Juniors in 2020
  • Elixir

Top 5 Elixir Skills to Learn in 2021 [for Juniors]

Elixir is not magic - despite being easy to write in and learn, you need a strong foundation. In this short article, I will give you my personal list of things that are necessary (or at least very much a “should-have”) for Junior Elixir developers.

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!

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.