So excited to announce this.
Assenty, the social Q&A platform I’ve been bootstrapping over the last year has made it to the final 20 of the prestigious Northern Stars UK tech startup competition, out of over 200 applications. Hooray!!
Here comes the first in a series of blog posts on using Mix with your Elixir project.
Did you know you can update individual Elixir libraries using the outstanding build tool and dependency manager that is Mix?
I didn’t either.
Here are the slides from my recent Learn Elixir talk at Manchester Lambda Lounge, the monthly meet up for fan of functional programming languages in Manchester. This is my second talk there, the first, back in October 2016, was a show-and-tell on Assenty, the real-time Q&A web service I’ve been building at assenty.com.
I started learning Elixir nearly two years ago and love the concurrency, fault-tolerance and scalability paradigms its Erlang heritage brings to the table. I discovered Phoenix in early spring 2015 when I was looking for Chicago Boss with an easier learning curve 🙂 For the non-developers reading this, Chicago Boss is a web framework for the Erlang programming language. Erlang is not renowned for its learning curve but is acclaimed for its reliability. Just ask WhatsApp.
Today, after nearly seven months of hard work in stealth mode, I’m thrilled to launch Assenty, a service I’ve built with Elixir to provide real-time Q&A support for event organisers, using Phoenix channels.