Articles for: Elixir

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 5

As of this moment, NPM Dependency Checker has some serious problems. The good news is that we don't need to do any of this to get the dependencies. When we call *npm view*, we're actually given the dependencies for that repo, so we can just pull our data from there and not do any web scraping.

Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 4

So at this point we have a working application and we've coded many core functions. The main thing we're missing is testing. We should have at least a few basic tests so we know our functions generally operate the way we expect.

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 3

So our project is setup and we are ready to rock n roll. Let's start thinking about the small functions that will be needed to accomplish our required task for this application.

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 2

Let's get rocking on our new and awesome upcoming application. I've created a new branch and am ready to get this baby rolling.

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 1

Wait what? A tool for Javascript development in Elixir? Why? The other day I was at work and making changes to some of our core packages. One package I installed wasn't working properly. Why? Because it required Babel 6 and we were on Babel 5.

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016

LearnPhoenix.io Training Review

This is one service I'm glad to be able to review. Over at the Elixir Forums there was a thread about LearnPhoenix.io and how pricey it was. It seemed like the discussion was split into four camps:

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016

Skilling Up with Exercism Challenges

So you've started learning Elixir, think you know a thing or two. What next? Challenges!

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016

Day Four & Five - Feeling It

I'm nearing a full week into the Elixir world and I'm starting to feel it. There's still a lot that's hazy and tons to learn, but I'm starting to feel those basic concepts sink in.

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016

YouTube Elixir Videos

YouTube is awesome for catching conference videos, news and some random training. I love it. I've decided to create a page dedicated to any Elixir-related videos I watch over there and list them out.

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016

LearnElixir.tv Video Training Service Review

LearnElixir.tv is one of the sites I initial found while reading through posts at ElixirForum. Initially, I had scheduled this review for late on, but I was thinking it would be great to review it while I'm reviewing a couple other services (for compare / contrast).

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016

Day Three - Calm Before the Storm

Over the next couple of days I'm doing a Node JS workshop, so my time is going to be fairly limited. I'm also getting prepared to start learning Phoenix through a new learning service (review coming).

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Day Two - Import, Alias and More

Ok, so let's get into actual Elixir. Tonight I mainly worked on getting through a little more of the Red4, which focused on how code is pieced together.

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DailyDrip.com Elixir Training Review

I had a few questions about this service and Josh from Daily Drip was kind enough to answer in quick fashion. Let's roll through those real quick.

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Red:4 Elixir Training Review

So I'm brand-spanking-new to Elixir and I want to get learning. Right away I looked for great learning sources in various types (docs, books, videos, etc). My journey quickly led me to the Red:4 video. I enjoyed the preview video and figured why not.

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

Day One - Feeling It

These journals are generally just me putting down what I've learned or places I've explored.

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

Day Zero - It Begins

For the past month or so I've been considering jumping into Elm (seemed to make sense since I'm currently doing frontend stuff at work). But through my link travels, I ended up back into a group of pages about Elixir.

Posted on Saturday, August 20, 2016