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Elixir Digest#306


Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Open Source Unikernels

Run your first unikernel in just a few minutes using free / open source software. A unikernel is designed to run one and only one application in a virtualized environment. Nanos can run workloads like go/rust webservers 2X faster on Google Cloud and 3X faster on AWS. Unikernels aren't just faster than Linux they are safer and reduce infrastructure complexity.

this week's favorite

One year of Elixir: How it compares to ruby

First off there are lots of great things about the Elixir programming language. This post by no means is going to cover all them or talk about when you should use Elixir vs Ruby. These are solely a few of my opinions and observations I’ve gathered over the past year on Elixir coming from a Ruby (on Rails) background.

Add raw Websockets in Phoenix

Setting up raw websocket handlers is a simple fix for establishing real-time communication. On the blog, software engineer Connor Rigby provides a step-by-step demonstration for integrating handlers into your next #Phoenix application.

Elixir immutability and data structure

It's impossible to create circular structures with elixir due the immutability, however there are some workaround to build them.

Server side time series plots with Elixir using Contex

Fast, realtime SVG plots for the Phoenix Framework.

Building a distributed turn-based game system in Elixir

One of the best things about building web applications in Elixir is LiveView, the Phoenix Framework feature that makes it easy to create live and responsive web pages without all the layers people normally build.