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Elixir in VS Code

Visual Studio Code has become a very popular code editor. If you need a code editor for working with Elixir and you don’t already have one in mind, then I suggest giving VS Code a try. This post walks you through setting it up for Elixir development.

The Changeset API Pattern

One of these patterns that I am having great success while working on web applications in Elixir, is what I am calling, for the lack of a better name, the Changeset API Pattern.

Elixir Trickery: Using Macros & Metaprogramming Without Superpowers

Metaprogramming sounds scary, but in Elixir you don’t need supernatural powers to use it to great success. Read Michał’s article at Curiosum.dev to learn about how macros work & see some useful macro writing techniques.

Receiving messages in Elixir to avoid performance issues

Here, Oleg makes a performance comparison of message processing depending on the process mailbox size, amongst other fantastic insights.

How to connect to Elixir Channel

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard.