Articles tagged 'elixir'

What is a GenServer?

GenServer is a foundation of Elixir/OTP. This post will take a shot at describing them to beginners.

Improve Exq Writes With Pooling

Exq is a background job processing library for Elixir. In this post, I perform benchmarks on the speed of inserting jobs via Exq. You'll walk away with actionable ways to improve your write throughput.

Lessons Learned from Shipping PushEx

We replaced our push service with an open-source library that I wrote—PushEx. This post will walk through the different lessons we learned and challenges that we solved.

Elixir Makes Testing Hard Things Easy

Writing tests is both necessary and often hair-pulling. Certain things that we want to test may be just plain hard. Let's look at how Elixir helps making testing hard things easy.