Junior Dev Survival Guide: How To Communicate Clearly About Code (Especially When It Doesn't Work)

Talking words into someone else's face is hard. Especially when those words are meant to describe a frustrating bug. Developers at any level, but especially juniors, often struggle to communicate clearly about their code to team members, making it hard to solve problems together. Strengthen your debugging communication skills with… »

Building an Elixir Umbrella App with Phoenix and React: Part III

Building a Phoenix 1.3 with React + Redux App You can check out parts I and II here and here. Building the Phoenix Child App Our Phoenix app will be pretty simple. It will take in a list of song ISRCs, rely on the Deliveries app to make a request… »

Building an Elixir Umbrella App with Phoenix and React: Part II

Building a YouTube API Client with Elixir In Part I of this series, we learned about umbrella apps, and designed the archicture of our brand new umbrella app. Our umbrella app is responsible for communicating with YouTube regarding the state of song deliveries. It will have two child apps. One… »

Building an Elixir Umbrella App with Phoenix and React: Part I

Building an Elixir Umbrella App In this series, we'll builld out an Elixir umbrella app with two child applications. One of our child applications will be a Phoenix API with a React + Redux front-end. Another child app will build out a YouTube API client written in Elixir. In this post,… »

Composable Query Builders in Rails with Arel

We'll use Arel to build a flexible query builder class that will allow us to dynamically search our database given any search form input. This post focuses less on building intricate Arel queries and more on enacting a design pattern that allows us to leverage Arel in a composeable and… »