DevTalk #32 - Elixir - Post Scriptum

DevTalk #32 - Elixir - Post Scriptum

As some of your already know, I had a great pleasure to participate in latest episode of DevTalk podcast. Why was it such a great pleasure? Because good chat in a good company is always a pleasure :) Thanks, Maciej. Well, it was DevTalk - AFAIK the most popular developer podcast in PL. And because the episode's topic was among my most favourite ones - Elixir language. If you haven't listened to this episode yet (btw. it's in polish), you can check this link and if you already have, I have some additional materials / links / references you can find interesting: Podcasts…

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How I got myself into alchemy - part II

How I got myself into alchemy - part II

Previous post in the series can be found here. Back to potion-mixing business then. I've decided to go for functional chemistry, but should you? Should your pals? Should everybody around because it's presumable The Next Big Thing? Alchemy for the masses Let's make it clear - keeping in mind what Elixir is & what awesomeness it offers (pure functional paradigm, robust concurrency model suited for great scalability, resilient error-handling, code hot-swapping, etc.): At least 95% of programmers don't really need anything Elixir uniquely offers to create good products & get enough money for the living. At least 99% of solutions…

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How I got myself into alchemy - part I

How I got myself into alchemy - part I

I am a notorious cheater. in 2001 I've betrayed Java for .NET until late 2006-2007 I've been involved in several, stormy romances with unmanaged C++ (we had some past already ...) around 2011 I began secret meetings with JavaScript, a lot of passion & screaming was involved in 2013 I went full-slut-mode by pretty much ceasing relationship with .NET (we'll still friends, with benefits ...) & being seen in the company of many different programming languages (mainly Scala & Go) in April 2014 I've met Erlang, it was the love at the first sight, but we were clearly not meant to be…

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Back to the roots, functional style - Lambda Days 2015

Back to the roots, functional style - Lambda Days 2015

February is over, so it was a high time to open the conference season in 2015 already ;P Due to practical reasons I carefully track such events that happen in Poland (not much to be tracked, but the number is increasing from year to year) - that's how I found myself in Cracow on 26th of February, the 1st day of Lambda Days, relatively less known conference dedicated to functional programming. You can find all the details about the idea of this conference on its website, but there's one thing worth mentioning -> during the second day of Lambda…

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How (& why) I've got a 1st sticker on my laptop

How (& why) I've got a 1st sticker on my laptop

This isn't really a story about a sticker (surprise, surprise), but it really exists & its on the top cover - here's the proof: Whoooa, it's Erlang. Not GitHub/Akka/F#/AngularJS/OculusRift/Spark/Clojure/Heroku/Swift/Elixir or any other most fresh of the freshest Internet-era web-scale sexy thing. Bah, quite the contrary - it's a freakin' programming language straight from 80s. Did it have a massive overhaul recently? Did they adapt it for iOS? Or maybe someone has released an overhyped & ultraopinionated web framework based on that? Does it even run on YARN? No. No-no-no-no-no. Why this…

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