Elixir Outlaws

The hallway track of the Elixir community

About the show

Elixir Outlaws is an informal discussion about interesting things happening in Elixir. Our goal is to capture the spirit of a conference hallway discussion in a podcast.

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  • Episode 56: Last time there was lightning

    October 24th, 2019  |  36 mins 42 secs
    concurrency, gigcity, speaking, thinking

    This week Anna and Amos discuss preparation for GigCityElixir, modes of thinking, and concurrency models

  • Episode 55: Refactoring is a dumb word

    October 3rd, 2019  |  49 mins 25 secs
    changes, design, norm, refactoring

    This week the hosts discuss Strangeloop, Unison, handling breaking changes, refactoring and how to build open systems.

  • Episode 54: Forever Projects

    September 26th, 2019  |  35 mins 34 secs
    forever projects

    This week Chris and Anna discuss forever projects, privilege, and preparations for GigCity Elixir.

  • Episode 53: The ghost of PFDS past

    September 12th, 2019  |  46 mins 20 secs
    elixirconf, lazyriverconf

    This week Amos and Chris recap ElixirConf 2019.

  • Episode 52: Amos take the wheel

    September 5th, 2019  |  36 mins

    The hosts talk about the upcoming ElixirConf and how to deal with mental blocks.

  • Episode 51: It's not the linux kernel drivers

    August 22nd, 2019  |  53 mins
    debugging, error handling

    This week Chris and Amos discuss error handling, controlling overload in service calls, and tips on debugging.

  • Episode 50: Pandora's Box Closed

    August 15th, 2019  |  46 mins 6 secs

    No show notes, hahahah. Sorry for the waterfall in the background. Use the restroom before listening.

  • Episode 49: Pandora's Box Still Open

    August 15th, 2019  |  39 mins 33 secs

    No show notes

  • Episode 48: Pandora's Box Open

    August 15th, 2019  |  42 mins 28 secs

    Sorry, we haven't released in a while. We will be blasting you today.

  • Episode 47: I no longer feel things

    July 27th, 2019  |  41 mins 12 secs
    community, design by contract, norm, remote

    This week Chris is all by himself answering your questions.

  • Episode 46: I'm Probably Saying His Name Wrong

    July 16th, 2019  |  47 mins 16 secs

    Starting with wordsmithing and home improvement. Chris and Amos hit the Elixir talk with a discussion of Norm. They follow up with exception handling and when to use exceptions or tagged tuples.

  • Episode 45: Infinity is just a concept

    June 27th, 2019  |  38 mins 35 secs
    community, forum

    The main topics this week are forum moderation and forever projects.

  • Episode 44: Put a Paxos on it

    June 20th, 2019  |  48 mins 9 secs
    open source, teams

    This week Chris and Amos discuss ways to give back to the community and how to build successful teams.

  • Episode 43: The longest monday

    June 13th, 2019  |  43 mins 23 secs
    dataspecification, design by contract, elixirconf, types

    The main topic this week is design by contract and preparing for ElixirConf.

  • Episode 42: Carriage Return Line Feed

    June 6th, 2019  |  50 mins 50 secs
    design, let it crash, otp

    This week Amos and Chris discuss Let it Crash how to think about building resilient systems

  • Episode 41: Write code and read books and stuff

    May 30th, 2019  |  50 mins 41 secs
    alerting, benchmarking, observability

    This week Amos and Chris discuss observability, alerting, and setting goals for your services.