World Central Kitchen enlisted SmartLogic to transform its MVP into a scalable platform as they aimed to expand their text-to-order food relief program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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We’ve been building with the Elixir language and Phoenix framework since the beginning.
We are an Elixir dev shop; we've had Elixir Phoenix projects in production since 2015, for clients including Stanley Black and Decker and the Baltimore Water Taxi. Read more about why we think Elixir is the next big thing.
SmartLogic built a new portal for the General Services Administration's department of Technology Transformation Services to support their Challenge.Gov program, which allows federal agencies to engage with the public via challenges and prize competitions.
Volo is a social sports platform; they run recreational sports leagues for young adults across the country. A pain point for both team leaders and players is how to manage substitutions when someone on a team can’t make a game. SmartLogic built out an API to support a new flexible offering, VoloPass, to address this need.
Enjoying a water taxi ride is a charmingly quaint way to move around a city. Paper tickets? Still quaint, but decidedly less charming. In 2016, Baltimore Water Taxi operated with an exclusively paper ticketing system, other …
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Why we love working with Elixir.
The Elixir language is dynamic and functional, designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. First released in September 2014, Elixir has quickly become one of the most promising languages available for modern web applications. Elixir is built on Erlang, a language originally designed in the 1980’s to address fault-tolerance and concurrency needs for telephone systems, and inherits its scalability and stability from BEAM, the Erlang Virtual Machine.
Phoenix is a framework for Elixir, much like Rails is for Ruby; it is a toolset for building highly performant and scalable web applications. Phoenix is very fast, generating response times measured in microseconds, and its patterns provide a good balance of quick-to-build and easy-to-maintain code.
Elixir and Phoenix are a great choice for web applications that need to scale up. Examples of some high profile web applications built in Elixir and Erlang include WhatsApp, BleacherReport, Pinterest, AdRoll, Grindr, and Bet365.
Our team has deep expertise on Elixir programming and loves to share the knowledge.
Our team regularly writes, presents, and hosts events centered around Elixir Phoenix. We host the Baltimore Elixir Meetup, sponsor and present at events like ElixirConf, the Big Elixir, and Lonestar Elixir. We run the Elixir Wizards podcast which releases episodes weekly, and we occasionally host Elixir-focused live streams on our Twitch channel.
Interested in learning more? Join our mailing list or follow @smartlogic on Twitter to learn more about how we're using Elixir Phoenix. Or give us a call us at 888-544-SMRT, email us at [email protected], or reach out through our contact form. We would be happy to talk with you about your project idea, or host you for a lunch and learn with our technical team.