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Yes, you’ve read that right. In this tutorial we are going to rebuild the amazing security system featured in the 1996 all time classic Mission Impossible. We will use a Raspberry Pi, lots of sensors and we’ll write the code in Elixir.
This post takes a quick look at the tools we use to accomplish this, for both internal and external documentation, with Dash, Alfred, and a new Elixir package called ExDash.
Gitlab is a great development tool, getting better with every release. They give you access to their new-ish pipelining features on Gitlab.com for free. However, I wanted to setup the Gitlab Runner (this is what executes your CI build) on my own VPS using Docker. Gitlab makes this very easy to install, but the documentaion is spread out when it comes to setup and execution. I thought an all in one document showing all the steps would be helpful to the community.
A year ago, our team started playing with Elixir. We liked it - a lot. In fact, it's the first language we've used since Ruby that we'd unanimously love to build web apps with.