Observer Live

Yesterday I published a demo of my port of observer_cli using LiveView. It took me a few of minutes to familiarise myself with this new web development concept. The docs are clear, accurate and provide a very smooth introduction to the capabilities of this interactive server-side rendering way of doing things. I have to say that I’m really impressed 🙂. You can try the demo yourself here. Or.. see this gif. »

The 10-minute Rails Pub/Sub

This time we’ll experiment with a quick way to architecture a Rails application to use Pub/Sub instead of model callbacks. What’s wrong with callbacks Rails active record models easily become bloated, that’s where most of the business logic tends to live after all. One of the most common sources of technical debt in Rails apps is callbacks. Models become god-objects with dependencies to other models, mailers and even 3rd party services. »

ElixirConf.EU 2018

I attended ElixirConf.EU 2018, it took place in Warsaw this time. The food was fantastic, the weather was very favourable and the presentations a blast. The Food Announcement: This blog is from now on about food ..Not. That zapiecek place was sooo good though. We ate there almost twice a day. They had those ravioli-like pasta called pierogi, absolutely mouth-watering. I might visit Poland again just for the food! »

Elixir.LDN 2017

I returned from vacations in beautiful Greece (Amorgos island 🏝), to attend Elixir.LDN-2017 in London. General Feeling The venue was at a very convenient location and was well suited for the conference. I could see many familiar faces and felt like a supercharged edition of the London Elixir meetup. If you’re interested in attending the Elixir London meetups you probably want to join #london of the elixir-lang slack (get an invite) and the meetup. »

Distillery releases with Docker multi-stage builds

This post describes the procedure to create lightweight Docker images, using multi-stage builds, to deploy Elixir applications packaged using Distillery. It is assumed that you’re familiar with Docker and Elixir. Multi-stage builds Since Docker version 17.05 you can have multi-stage builds. With such builds you can have a single Dockerfile contain multiple FROM instructions, separating multiple stages of a build, where artifacts from one stage can be used in the next and all resulting in a single image. »

ElixirConf.EU 2017

I was in beautiful Barcelona for ElixirConf.EU 2017. In this post I’m sharing some of my notes and impressions about it. Team Quiqup [Zorbas, Hawkins, Rabe] Tutorials I attended the tutorial “Microservices under the Umbrella” by Makis Otman & Georgina McFadyen, both working for 8th Light. We hacked on code from the following repositories: https://github.com/Maikon/elixir_setup https://github.com/Maikon/pharos The was goal to create an umbrella application, going through the pros and cons of such an architecture. »

Deploying Kitto with resin.io

This is a guide to deploy a Kitto dashboard application on a Raspberry Pi using resin.io. After you follow the steps below, you are expected to have a dashboard running on a raspberry connected to a TV which displays the dashboard full-screen using firefox. Expected end result Kitto is an open-source framework for dashboards, written in Elixir. It is focused on requiring minimal maintenance and system resources. »

Software Packaging Guidelines

This post is an collection common practices for software packaging. The ultimate goal is to be able to define a set of guidelines, which can be applied to a wide range of projects, aiming to build up confidence in using the packaged source. Continuous Delivery..sort of Focus of this post The objective of the guidelines below is to increase efficiency in communication and raise awareness on good packaging practices. »