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Discover the magic of Elixir from our community of wizards.

Jerry Graham

23-10-3

Don't Spend A Dollar Until You're Absolutely Certain Elixir Is The Next Programming Language You Want To Master

Mika Kalathil

23-3-13

:dets allows us to persist items on disk quickly and natively in Elixir, however there is a chance we can loose data when using this method. In this article we discuss how to create a persistant cache module in Elixir with :dets, why we can lose data and what we can do about it

ElixirEducation

How To Learn Elixir For Free With Zero Experience

Jerry Graham

23-10-3

Don't Spend A Dollar Until You're Absolutely Certain Elixir Is The Next Programming Language You Want To Master

ElixirCachingDisk StorageDETSDesign

Avoiding Data Loss with Elixir's :dets module

Mika Kalathil

23-3-13

:dets allows us to persist items on disk quickly and natively in Elixir, however there is a chance we can loose data when using this method. In this article we discuss how to create a persistant cache module in Elixir with :dets, why we can lose data and what we can do about it

ElixirCachingPhoenixDesign

Using Caching to Speed up Large Data Returns by 1000x

Mika Kalathil

22-8-21

Absinthe and Phoenix are amazing frameworks, but what happens when our requests take a bit too long to encode? In this article we explore how we can use caching and plugs to short-circuit JSON re-encoding of large structures and speed up our responses.

ElixirOTPHot Code Reloading

Hacky Hot Code Reloading in Elixir

Mika Kalathil

22-4-13

Hot code reloading in Elixir provides some amazing benefits since we can reload our code in production without bringing down the server. However it's often seen as complicated and hard to use. What if there was an easy way to get a module into production? This article explores that possibility

ElixirEctoDesign

Creating Reusable Ecto Code in Elixir

Mika Kalathil

21-10-21

Ecto is a wonderful system to interface with our database from within Elixir, in this post we explore how we can structure our Ecto code to create a reusable API that we can continue to grow and combine in new ways as our application continues to grow in size/complexity

ElixirOTPProcesses

The Many uses of Elixir's Task Module

Mika Kalathil

19-7-25

The Elixir Task module has many uses, in this article we explore how to use the Task module and the ways it can both speed up application and help us create simpler code and architecture

ElixirOTPGenServerProcesses

The Dangers of GenServers in Elixir

Mika Kalathil

18-10-29

In this article, we outline some of the technical details of GenServers in Elixir, which is used to serve a large multitude of people with high speed. This is a deep dive into GenServers and discovering their limitations and strengths.