ElixirConf 2016 - From Front-End to Full Stack with Elixir & Phoenix

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September 02, 2016

ElixirConf 2016 - From Front-End to Full Stack with Elixir & Phoenix

This talk was presented at ElixirConf 2016.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4ulu8wo_GI

Starting out as a self-taught designer, learning front end development was a challenging climb – but going from front end to full stack with Elixir and Phoenix was easier than expected. Having built a well-tested Phoenix API from the ground up, I'll narrate the adventure of learning to think "the Elixir Way", and reflect on lessons learned.

In this beginner-friendly talk, we'll first talk about Elixir - harnessing the power of plugs, macros, pattern matching and recursion. Then we'll look at how Phoenix expands upon Elixir's philosophies to deliver a maintainable and performant web framework, including pipelines, techniques for testing, and more! Finally, we'll look at how we can avoid bringing in OOP concepts into a functional world.

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Lauren Tan

September 02, 2016
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