Saša Jurić on The Future of Training & Education in Elixir

About this Episode

Published May 4, 2023 | Duration: 46:27 | RSS Feed | Direct download
Transcript: English

Today on Elixir Wizards, Sundi Myint and Owen Bickford are joined by Saša Jurić, distinguished developer, mentor, and author of Elixir in Action. They discuss the future of training and education in Elixir, challenges faced by new Elixir developers, Phoenix generators, peer mentorship, the emergence of types, and when it’s time to close the umbrella.

Key Takeaways:

  • The functional programming paradigm, the actor model, and concurrency
  • Adapting to the Elixir syntax and tooling
  • The role of community, mentorship, and continuous learning in Elixir education
  • The pros and cons of Phoenix generators for Elixir development
  • Customizing templates in the Phoenix priv directory to better suit individual needs
  • The importance of understanding and adapting generated code for maintainability and proper abstractions
  • Importance of having a clear separation between core and interface
  • Adapting to different opinions and preferences within a development team
  • Refactoring and restructuring code to improve quality and reduce complexity
  • Static typing for better documentation and the limitations of dynamic code
  • Umbrella apps vs. mix configuration and how to avoid complexity

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

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Saša’s Website/Blog
Towards Maintainable Elixir - Saša Jurić's Medium Blog Article Series
Boundary: Managing cross-module dependencies in Elixir projects
Site Encrypt: Integrated Certification via Let's Encrypt for Elixir-powered sites

Authentication Generator in Phoenix:
Ecto query generator for Elixir
GraphQL: Query language for APIs
Nx (Numerical Elixir) GitHub Repository:
ElixirLS (Elixir Language Server) GitHub Repository:

Special Guest: Saša Jurić.

Transcript (English):