Posts tagged "elixir"

Important information about our Elixir and Ruby Open Source projects

You may have heard that Nubank has acqui-hired Plataformatec. Plataformatec has been working with Nubank over the past few months and Nubank saw great value on the practices and expertise shown by our teams. According to Nubank leaders, Plataformatec consultants have provided restructured rituals and new working agreements to its teams, and also brought improvements … »

Elixir: What about tests?

There is no arguing about how important tests are for our application. But from time to time, when we are dealing with it, some questions came up on a daily basis. A very common day-do-day case is our application relying on APIs and external libs, but one of the things we don’t want our test … »

Kubernetes and the Erlang VM: orchestration on the large and the small

If you look at the features listed by Kubernetes (K8s) and compare it to languages that run on the Erlang VM, such as Erlang and Elixir, the impression is that they share many keywords. This sharing often leads to confusion. Do they provide distinct behaviors? Do they overlap? For instance, is there any purpose to Elixir’s fault tolerance if Kubernetes also provides self-healing?

Using Broadway at

This is a quick blog post about our experience replacing’s GenStage pipeline with Broadway. To give some background information, started out as basically just static file hosting for documentation. With the introduction of private Hexdocs it became a distinct Elixir application. Over time, we have also moved handling of documentation tarballs there to offload API servers. Instead of API servers doing … »

Announcing MiniRepo, a minimal Hex server

In 2017 got support for Private packages and organizations, a way for teams to publish and manage packages without making them public. While this works great for many organizations, some have stricter compliance requirements and need to host packages on their own infrastructure. Today we are happy to announce MiniRepo, a minimal Hex server … »

Updating to use Elixir releases

Elixir v1.9 will ship with releases support and in this blog post we want to show how we have used this exciting new feature on the project. Installing Elixir master (Update: This section is no longer relevant since v1.9 is already out!) Since Elixir v1.9 is not out yet, we need to use the … »