Mat Trudel on the Future of Phoenix and Web Transports

About this Episode

Published April 27, 2023 | Duration: 48:05 | RSS Feed | Direct download
Transcript: English

In this episode of Elixir Wizards, Owen and Dan talk to Mat Trudel, Phoenix contributor and creator of the Bandit Web Server, about the future of Phoenix, web transports, and HTTP/3. Mat explains the challenges and benefits of implementing HTTP/3 support in Phoenix.

Mat provides in-depth insights into the evolution of web protocols and encourages developers to continue pushing the boundaries of web development and to contribute to the growth of the open-source community.

Main topics discussed in this episode:

  • The evolution of web protocols and how HTTP/3 is changing the landscape
  • The challenges and benefits of implementing HTTP/3 support in Phoenix
  • How a home AC project revealed a gap in web server testing tools and inspired Bandit
  • how web transports like Cowboy and Ranch are used to build scalable web servers
  • WebSock for multiplexing data over a single WebSocket connection
  • Mat’s philosophy on naming projects and his passion for malapropisms
  • The Bandit project and how it can help developers better understand web protocols
  • Autobahn, a testing suite for WebSocket protocol specification conformance
  • The importance of community involvement in open-source projects
  • Encouragement for more people to use Bandit and report bugs

Links Mentioned:

SmartLogic is Hiring:
Phoenix Framework:
Bandit -
HTTP Cats:
Mat Trudel at Empex 2022 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Phoenix
Thousand Island -

Special Guest: Mat Trudel.

Transcript (English):