Full Stack Radio

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In this episode, Adam talks to Derrick Reimer about building his new app Level as an SPA using Elm, Phoenix, and GraphQL.

Show Notes

Topics include:
  • Why Derrick chose to build Level as an SPA
  • Choosing Elm over React or Vue
  • How Elm is sort of like a language and framework combined
  • Moving to Phoenix from Rails
  • Why getting abstractions right feels easier in a functional language
  • How "contexts" help you organize your Phoenix code
  • The benefits of GraphQL over REST
  • What it looks like to implement GraphQL on the server
  • Avoiding n+1 queries with GraphQL
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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.