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 28: Devoid of joy

    January 20th, 2019  |  32 mins 43 secs
    design, elixir, rust

    This week the hosts discuss rust, design of apis, and ways to design away state.

  • Episode 27: Give me a squiggly

    January 3rd, 2019  |  41 mins 51 secs

    This week Chris no longer believes in unit testing and he helps explain why.

  • Episode 26: Lonely child operator

    December 20th, 2018  |  49 mins 27 secs
    elixir, wishlist

    Amos and Chris discuss wacky and fun ideas for elixir and how it would have impacted Elixir's use and development.

  • Episode 25: Shift-Reduce Warning

    December 13th, 2018  |  50 mins 48 secs

    Discussion with Andrew Summers about Dialyzer

  • Episode 24: Dad Jokes with José

    November 29th, 2018  |  40 mins 22 secs
    community, elixir

    Jose Valim joins us this week to answer questions from the community

  • Episode 23: Reaching Understanding

    November 15th, 2018  |  33 mins 48 secs
    community development, gigcity

    Anna and Chris discuss Gig City Elixir and the role of giving back to an open source community

  • Episode 22: Live From Gig City Elixir - Amos Gets Paid

    November 11th, 2018  |  40 mins 16 secs

    We ran into Dave Thomas right before going on stage so Dave joined us to talk about architecture during a live show at Gig Cit Elixir 2018.

  • Episode 21: Deconstructing This Mountain of Doom

    October 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    software design

    Special guest James Edward Gray II joins the hosts this week and brings lots of questions on design and how we think about dependencies.

  • Episode 20: The World Famous Sponge Display

    October 11th, 2018  |  48 mins 34 secs
    ecto, elixir, software design, strangeloop

    The main topic this week: How do we handle complexity when designing software.

  • Episode 19: Elixir in Real Life

    September 21st, 2018  |  52 mins 39 secs

    ElixirConf 2018 roundup

  • Episode 18: Big Families Pt-2

    August 30th, 2018  |  39 mins 49 secs

    The last half of our talk with Paul Schoenfelder

  • Episode 17: Big Families Pt-1

    August 24th, 2018  |  40 mins 49 secs
    community, deployment

    Chris and Amos sit down to have a long conversation with Paul Schoenfelder. This is just part one so stay tuned.

  • Episode 16: That's my internet voice

    August 9th, 2018  |  51 mins 5 secs
    graphql, purely functional data structures, rest

    Main Topics: Absinthe bugs, the problems with REST, purely functional data structures, and amortized time.

  • Episode 15: Nervestendo

    August 2nd, 2018  |  45 mins 46 secs

    Anna and Amos discuss putting nerves on Nintendo devices with Connor Rigby

  • Episode 14: Little's Law All The Way Down

    July 26th, 2018  |  43 mins 25 secs
    blockchain, distributed systems, property testing

    Main Topics: Queueing theory, blockchain, and testing distributed systems.

  • Episode 13: Coming in hot

    July 19th, 2018  |  45 mins 31 secs
    supervisors, system design

    Main Topic: Supervision trees, restart intensities, and systems design.