Another year has come and gone and so has another Elixir Conference
This year I was privileged to have Isotope11 sponsor my attendance.
Even though I consider myself fairly familiar with the language, spending time with the community reminds me of how much I do not know. I wanted to share my experience from this years conference.
Things I learned this year:
- Observer can open erl_crash dump files.
- Distilerry is the future in elixir deployment.
- Dockers are great for testing and should be a learned technology but its benefits in production are limited.
- Really consider the consequences of a full-rewrite of an application before actually doing so
- Phoenix 1.3 will remove all mentions of model, yay.
Things I took away:
- I cannot wait to dive into Big Data implications with the new GenStage and GenFlow behaviors
- There was a lot of buzz around Elm and I proceeded to spend the rest of the weekend after the conference rereading all the documentation and coming up with a bunch of cool projects I want to do with it.
- Do not skip lunch during a conference.
I cannot wait for next years conference which will be in Bellevue, WA. See you guys there. I'm off to hack on some Elm