Moving from Ruby/Rails to Elixir? Convince your boss to send you to Code BEAM Lite Munich!

Starting a project in Elixir/Phoenix is not the huge risk that some developers believe it to be. Risks can be kept to a minimum and maintained within acceptable parameters.


Do calculating machines like drawing? And if so, why? Considerations from media archaeology

Article by Frieder Nake

Frieder Nake is one of the originators of ‘computer art’ and has some of his artworks in the Tate collection. In his talk, he will explain why the above title ‘do calculating machines like drawing, and if so, why?’ - is nonsensical. Artificial intelligence can only be a simulacrum of human intelligence, a reduced and computable copy, and nothing more.


Why is ethics in tech now more important than ever?

The consideration of ethics within tech has grown in importance over the last few years and how these are resolved will have real and direct consequences on real people’s lives, not just in the immediate future but for a long time to come.


How to serve 1.5 billion active users at the same time - scaling Erlang cluster to 10,000 nodes

Article by Maxim Fedorov

A growing user population beyond 1.7B, whilst simultaneously adding new capabilities, does not leave much chance to keep the server footprint as small as it used to be.


A brief overview of the aeternity Blockchain - Ulf Wiger Code Mesh LDN 2018

Article by Ulf Wiger

Aeternity blockchain set out to design an open source blockchain system integrating the best innovations in the field. It chose Erlang as the primary implementation language.


What can you expect from Code Mesh LDN 2018?

Organisations are transforming how they do business. Successfully preparing, nurturing and institutionalising technological innovations into business processes today, will define the successful IT leaders of tomorrow. How do businesses, IT leaders and aspirational developers go about doing this? How do they future proof their business processes, stay competitive and thrive in the future?


Building Blockchain in Elixir

Article by Philipp Piwowarsky

Building Blockchain in Elixir At æternity we chose Elixir to build an alternative implementation of our blockchain protocol. We’ve had a lot of good experiences with this choice, and few bad ones.


What companies and start-ups depend on Elixir in production?

The need for developers to manage high-traffic systems means that adding Elixir to their programming stack makes sense. Elixir compiles to Erlang and inherits all of its advantages, for example performance, stability, concurrency, scalability and fault-tolerance.


Top 10 Elixir conferences in 2018

2018 was an incredible year for sharing knowledge and experience within the Elixir community, and the year has no signs of letting up! Here's a roundup of the exciting events covering Elixir and Phoenix which have caught our eye for the rest of 2018!


Top 10 Pony lang talks for the curious

New to Pony and want to know more? Look no further than our swift roundup of the most insightful, easy to digest Pony content from across the internet!


Convince your boss - Code Elixir LDN

Code Elixir LDN saves your team time by getting the answers to your tech problems from experts who have already spent the time solving them! Code Elixir LDN helps your team avoid issues later down the line by learning more about the next generation of tools, frameworks and processes now! Code Elixir LDN brings top professionals, innovators and inventors together all in one place, maximising the opportunity for intensive learning and understanding. Code Elixir LDN will bring you up to speed with new approaches, technologies and processes through its training days. Code Elixir LDN will further amplify your understanding through networking with fellow developers and engineers, exchanging notes, experiences and solutions face-to-face.


Kate Travers’ Journey from Art shipping to Elixir Senior Engineer

Article by Kate Travers

Kate is building ‘,’ a learning management system with added interactivity and community features. The system only needs one click to “Open IDE” and launch a functional development environment right in the browser. Flatiron are particularly excited about this feature because it allows students new to coding to get a taste of programming with real tools that developers use on the job. Unlike a REPL (a read-eval-print-loop) that executes a few lines of simple code, the IDE allows students to experience the more complex interaction between editing different files and executing them from a command line, all in browser.