This week Elixir creator José Valim joins Jerod and Practical AI’s Daniel Whitenack to discuss Numerical Elixir, his new project that’s bringing Elixir into the world of machine learning. We discuss why José chose this as his next direction, the team’s layered approach, influences and collaborators on this effort, and their awesome collaborative notebook project that’s built on Phoenix LiveView.
This is a great rundown by José Valim of what the Elixir community has been up to recently and what’s coming in 2021. Exciting times! I’m particularly excited by the upcoming JIT compiler for the Erlang VM and what it might do to improve compilation times.
We’re joined again by José Valim talking about the recent acquihire of Plataformatec and what that means for the Elixir language, as well as José. We also talk about Dashbit a new 3 person company he helped form from work done while at Plataformatec to help startups and enterprises adopt and run Elixir in production. Lastly we talk about a new idea José has called Bytepack that aims to help developers package and deliver software products to developers and enterprises.
José Valim, writing on the Dashbit blog:
I have thought about launching “Devise for Phoenix” probably hundreds of times. I had long conversations with Chris McCord (creator of Phoenix) and co-workers about this. Helping Phoenix users get past the burden of setting up authentication can be a great boost to adoption. At the same time, I never found a proper way to approach the problem.
You can probably guess what’s coming next…
About 2 months ago I decided to handwrite a simple and secure authentication solution on top of a Phoenix application.
Cool stuff. Click through to learn the details of what he came up with (and what’s happening next).
José Valim, announcing the just-released Elixir v1.9:
… releases was the last planned feature for Elixir. We don’t have any major user-facing feature in the works nor planned. I know for certain some will consider this fact the most excing part of this announcement!
This doesn’t mean the language will stop moving forward, but you’ll have to read the full announcement to get the full picture. The Releases feature looks shiny, for sure. Congrats to all involved for yet another awesome milestone!
Lots of goodies have landed in Elixir lately, including
mix release, an official
Config module, a
~U sigil for UTC datetimes, and much more. José Valim lays out all of the details in this post.
Ecto 3 is right around the corner, and José Valim is blogging all about it as the release date approaches. This post is all about the breaking changes, which are few but significant. Most notably, the library will be split into two repositories:
ecto_sql. Read the post to find out why.
José Valim and Chris McCord joined the show to talk all about how they’re advancing the “state of the art” in the Elixir community with their release of Ecto 2.0 and Phoenix 1.2. We also share our journey with Elixir at The Changelog, find out what makes Phoenix’s new Presence feature so special, and even find time for Chris to field a few of our support requests.
José Valim joined the show to talk about Elixir. We learned about the early days of José’s start as a programmer. José took us back to the beginning of Elixir and shared why Erlang got him so excited, we broke down features of the language, we talked about functional programming, concurrency, developing for multi-core systems, we talked about the Elixir community, the future of Phoenix, Ecto, and more.