Jeffrey Matthias from Community - Elixir in Production

April 11th, 2019

43 mins 54 secs

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We talk with Jeffrey Matthias from Community about their current and past Elixir projects and how they are deployed.

Jeffrey Matthias - Community

Find Jeffrey elsewhere online:
http://github.com/idlehands
https://twitter.com/idlehands

0:47 - Give us a quick overview of the Elixir projects you have in production.

3:29 - Why are you using Elixir in production?

6:04 - What are some of the high level advantages / disadvantages of Elixir, from your perspective?

10:14 - What do you use to host your Elixir app?

  • Linode, AWS, DO
  • Heroku
  • Enmesos
  • mesos

How do you deploy your application?

  • Ansible
  • Deploy scripts
  • Distillery

14:19 - Are you able to get zero downtime deploys?

  • If so, how?

17:06 - Do you cluster the application?

  • If so, how?

22:53 - How does your Elixir App perform compared to others in your environment?

  • Response time
  • Throughput
  • Jobs/hr

25:01 - How are you solving background task processing?

29:17 - What libraries are you using?

  • Phoenix

33:53 - Third party apps

37:28 - Do you have a story where Elixir saved the day in production?

40:42 - If you could give one tip to developers out there who are or may soon be running Elixir in production, what would it be?

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