Nobody told me Minitest was this fun

Ever since I started working with Ruby I have been using RSpec to test my apps and gems without giving minitest much thought. Recently I started a new non-Rails project and decided to give Minitest a try just for the fun of it. Migrating from one tool to another was refreshingly fun due to the … »

What I have learned in my first three months at Plataformatec

It hasn’t passed too much since I’ve begun working at Plataformatec, but I’ve learned a lot already! I work with great professionals which are gathered not only by common goals but also by an awesome culture. I’ll list a few points that I think are being great so far. Be pragmatic and agile Plataformatec is … »

Plataformatec at Erlang Factory San Francisco 2015

Two weeks ago José Valim and I went to Erlang Factory San Francisco and we had a great time. Erlang Factory San Francisco is one of the biggest events in the Erlang community. One of the things that got me most excited about it was how many people were excited and talking about Elixir throughout … »

Build embedded and start permanent in Elixir 1.0.4

Elixir v1.0.4 ships with two new important options for new projects. If you generate a new application with mix new, you will see in your mix.exs: [build_embedded: Mix.env == :prod, start_permanent: Mix.env == :prod] Although those options were originally meant to be in Elixir v1.1, we have decided to bring them into v1.0.4 and do … »

Continuous communication

After continuous integration, which evolved to discrete integration, and continuous delivery, why not try continuous communication to avoid misleading messages inside your team? Why communication matters? It’s known that communication issues results in many software development problems. Some agile frameworks, such as Scrum, have well defined communication activities like daily meetings and sprint plannings. Communication … »

Introducing Discrete Integration

Continuous Integration has been out there for some years by now. The book, Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk dates from 2007, but the first mention of the term has came up earlier in 1994. So, it’s been nearly 20 years since this idea is present in the software industry. During this time … »