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.
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.