You ain't gonna need to write a GenServer

You ain't gonna need to write a GenServer

GenServers plays a central role in Elixir OTP applications. However, when you overuse it, it can become an anti-pattern and introduce bottlenecks in your system.

In this talk you'll learn:

* What's a GenServer
* When GenServer can harm
* GenServer FOMO (fear of missing out)
* How Elixir ecosystem get you covered

After this talk, you'll understand how putting a GenServer in the wrong place can slowdown in your entire system. You'll understand how the Elixir frameworks and libraries enable you to have reliable concurrency applications. You'll feel no shame of being an Elixir developer and never had to write yourself a GenServer.


Ulisses Almeida

May 25, 2019