Building an Elixir Encryption Engine with Erlang's Crypto Module

Demystify encryption by taking a medium dive and building your very own encryption engine in Elixir. In this post, we'll build a light-weight Elixir library that leverages Erlang's :crypto to encrypt/decrypt sensitive data, and learn a little more about encryption along the way. Overview Our library will be able… »

Elixir School: OTP Distribution

This post is pulled from this Elixir School lesson. Did you know that Elixir School is an awesome open-source Elixir curriculum that YOU can contribute to today?! Help us grow the Elixir community by making it more beginner-friendly and resource rich. Check out our open issues here or open an… »

Improving UX with Phoenix Channels & React Hooks

This is a guest post by Alex Griffith, originally published on the Flatiron Labs blog. Alex is an engineer at The Flatiron School. He is also an incredibly talented teacher who happens to have a hilarious twitter handle Integrating with a Partner Organization As part of a project… »

JWT Storage in Rails + React The Right Way

Local or session storage in the browser might feel like the right place to store a JWT when authenticating your client-side app against a backend API. Maybe it feels like the right place because I told you to do that. But its not right! Its wrong and its insecure. Instead,… »

Selecting Fixed Virtual Attributes with Arel

Arel: A Quick Intro Arel is a SQL AST (Abstract Syntax Tree-like) manager for Ruby. It allows us to write complex SQL queries in a semantic, reusable fashion. Arel is "framework framework"; it's designed to optimize object and collection modeling over database compatibility. For example, Active Record is… »