January 2nd, 2020 | Season 3 | 37 mins 10 secs
elixir, hex, mint
We are happy to be joined in this episode by Eric Meadows Jönsson, creator of the hexpm package manager, and an amazing resource who works tirelessly to build the Elixir community. Eric presently works at Brex and was part of the core team at Forza previously. In keeping with our current topic of all things working with Elixir, Eric takes a deep dive into the work he is doing to optimize various interfaces at Brex. He gives us the rundown on the static compile-time checking project he is working on, talking about his aims to build in different warnings and what we can expect from the new release in that regard. You’ll also hear about Eric’s journey learning Elixir and how he had to change his OOP mindset when he got introduced to functional programming at university. He shares the story behind hexpm and Mint, his thoughts about the future of Hex, and some of the processes around accessing the private repositories on its website. We also hear more about Eric’s hiring procedure while working at Forza, how he teaches functional programming to students at ElixirConf, and some of the major performance bottlenecks he experiences using Hex. Tap into the incredible resource that is Eric and hear more about how you can link with him online to learn further in the future by tuning in!
August 22nd, 2019 | Season 2 | 34 mins
Today on the show we get stuck into the inner workings of Hex 1.0 and are happy to be joined by returning guest, Todd Resudek. As you might already know, Todd is the Senior Software Engineer at Weedmaps, a regular speaker on the conference scene, and one of the three core team members at Hex. With the total downloads sitting at 641 million, the Hex community is growing rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down. In this episode, we discover what makes the Hex packages some of the most popular packages out there today, as well as the new and improved features currently in the pipeline. In addition, we find out how Todd first got involved with the Hex team and how the team makes decisions and problem solves.
March 7th, 2019 | Season 1 | 26 mins 1 sec
We talk with Todd Resudek from Weedmaps about their current Elixir projects and how they are deployed.