Elixir Protocols

March 31, 2019

A look into what Elixir protocols are, why we should use them, how to implement a protocol on a struct or type, and finally how to create our own.

My System for Rating Books

February 16, 2019

Literally a exposition of what parameters I consider for rating a book on a 1-5 star scale.

Phoenix Templates: Rendering and Layouts

January 1, 2019

In this article we look at how to render templates from within Views, Controllers, and even other Templates. We also look at how to work with Layouts and Nested Layouts.

Phoenix Templates

December 16, 2018

A look at why Phoenix templates are so performant and an introduction into how to build them.

Getting Acquainted With Elixir's Plug Library

November 19, 2018

At first glance, web development seems overwhelmingly complex. Elixir's Plug library's simplicity reveals just how simple the web really is.

Just Five Minutes

November 4, 2018

It's just five minutes. What could you possibly achieve in that amount of time? More than you'd believe.

Effective Code Reviews

October 31, 2018

Code reviews are the most important activity a development team can incorporate to drive down bugs, share knowledge, and increase development speed.

More Than 1:1 With Elixir's Genstage

August 4, 2018

Most articles and documentation show Elixir's GenStage to communicate between stages in a 1:1 fashion. It can be so much more

CSRF Protection and Ruby on Rails

November 28, 2017

CSRF errors can be a pain to work with. Rather than skipping them, learn how to avoid the errors and ensure the security of your site.

Customizing Elixir's IEx

October 30, 2017

Out of the box, Elixir's REPL IEx is incredibly powerful. With a little modification, you can make it event better.