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Building an Elixir Stream is the third blog of our #ElixirOverload Takeover. You can also read the other Elixir-based content in this series including Receiving Messages in Elixir by Oleg Tarasenko, and To Pipe or Not To Pipe by Joe Yiasemides.
There is a time and place for one of Elixir’s most loved pieces of notation: the pipe. It is not always best. There are cases where it can really hinder readability while there are other cases where it can very much aid it. What do these look like?
If we succeed in this task, we will have succeeded in building what easily qualifies as one of the world most wasteful way to random shuffle. We now have a stupid task to do, and a perfect architecture to do it. We just miss the perfect language for the task…
From the very start, we made very conscious engineering and product decisions to keep Discord well suited for voice chat while playing your favorite game with your friends. These decisions enabled us to massively scale our operation with a small team and limited resources.