Full Stack Radio

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In this episode, Adam talks to Jerod Santo of The Changelog about building their custom podcasting platform using Elixir and Phoenix.

Show Notes

Topics include:
  • How pattern matching works in Elixir and why it's more powerful than method overloading in other languages
  • How Elixir's pipe operator makes the transition from OO to functional programming more natural
  • Why you don't need to be intimidated by unfamiliar features like GenServers to use Elixir for web app development
  • Noticeable differences between working with Rails and Phoenix and what it was like to transition
  • How the Phoenix ORM makes n+1 queries impossible
  • Why background tasks are a lot easier in Elixir than in an ecosystem like PHP
  • What other tools and technology power the Changelog platform
  • How the Changelog Phoenix app is deployed

What is Full Stack Radio?

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.