Inspecting, changing and debugging Elixir project dependencies

You have probably heard that Elixir is very explicit and I’d say the same! One of the things I really like in Elixir projects is that its dependencies are all explicitly included in the deps/ directory. Every time we’re curious about how a dependency works, we can just look at deps/lib-name. After working on a … »

6 dicas para mandar bem no código do processo seletivo da Plataformatec

Atenção desenvolvedoras e desenvolvedores, tenho uma ótima notícia. Estamos com vagas abertas na Plataformatec! Não estamos procurando “ninjas” ou “rockstars”. Procuramos pessoas responsáveis, que busquem sempre melhorar suas habilidades em desenvolvimento e gostem de trabalhar com autonomia. Para fazer parte do nosso time, você precisará ser aprovado em nosso processo seletivo. Hoje ele é composto … »

Why we love metrics? Cumulative flow diagrams

One of the big questions that an Agile Coach may face during his career is: How can I help the team to continuously improve the software development process? In this blog posts series, I have been sharing some of Plataformatec best practices that are helping us deliver better projects through a set of metrics and … »

Using Gettext to internationalize a Phoenix application

To translate or not to translate? We have been asking ourselves the same question in one of our latest Phoenix projects. Even though internationalizing our application is planned a bit ahead in our roadmap, we have decided to do an initial evaluation of the translation tools in the Elixir ecosystem, and we were pleasantly surprised … »

Looking at Lead Time in a different way

As we discussed previously in the post Learning with Lead time, analyzing the metric distribution regularly could be a useful tool to improve your software development process. Before continuing this blog post, I would like to suggest you an interesting read about the questions that surround the definition of Lead time. At Plataformatec, we have … »

How to quit the Elixir shell (IEx)?

Okay, you’ve been delving into Elixir. That’s good! Of course the first question that pops up in your head is not about immutability, concurrency nor functional programming. It is How can I quit the Elixir shell? Today this question will be answered. Ctrl-C When you start your iex sessions, you are greeted with: Interactive Elixir … »