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Today I want to talk about a pattern that I hear about a lot. It begins with the question “where do I put this code that needs to run when I start up my Elixir application?” It turns out that we have a lot of options at our disposal. I want to enumerate the popular ones and discuss why you
If you have seen Guardians of the Galaxy, you might remember the scenes where Chris Pratt has his Walkman on, shutting him off from the surrounding chaos. This is what Walkman does, for your test suite. A new testing library Elixir already has some good t
I’ve been to a couple of conferences already this year, including Lambda Days 2019, where I saw a whole bunch of good talks. Two talks in particular stick out in my mind: Diving into Merkle Trees, by Pedro Tavares, and
Horde 0.5.0 has just been released, and there are a bunch of changes, so let’s take a look at some of the highlights! If you are new to Horde, read Introducing Horde — a distributed Supervisor in Elixir
If you’ve been around in the Elixir / Erlang community long enough, you’ll begin to hear the same wisdom being passed around time after time. Let it crash; don’t use GenServers to separate business logic; and the topic of this blog post: Every process should be supervised.
This is a problem that many of us are familiar with. We would like to deploy our programs, and deploying a new version requires turning off the old version (unless you are using hot code swapping, but that’s another kettle of fish). So you send a SIGTERM to your server