Debugging techniques in Elixir

It’s common that our first experience with debugging in a new language is by printing values to the terminal. Elixir isn’t different: we can use IO.puts/2 and IO.inspect/2. However, Elixir also provides other approaches to debugging. In this blog post, we’ll show you other 2 options: IEx.pry/0 and :debugger. IEx.pry The name “pry” is an … »

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 … »