Ecto

Ecto

Elixir's dynamic and functional nature, along with the Ecto library, makes it an ideal choice for building a variety of applications requiring database interactions. Ecto provides a structured schema and query language that facilitates the seamless integration of database operations within Elixir applications. For instance, whether it's experimenting with geocoding features or handling complex database migrations in a production environment, Ecto offers the tools and flexibility needed for developers to implement robust solutions to data-related challenges. Its compatibility with databases, combined with Phoenix and LiveView, allows the creation of modern web applications that rival conventional JavaScript frameworks.

Observers of the BEAM runtime have praised Elixir's tools for monitoring and debugging, highlighting their effectiveness in maintaining application health and performance. Advanced features such as managing resource authorization or implementing multi-tenant environments also underline the capabilities of Elixir and Ecto to handle sophisticated requirements. Specifically, developers have leveraged Ecto to run large-scale, zero-downtime migrations, indicating how vital precise management and low-risk strategies are for such operations.

When it comes to testing, Elixer presents robust options. Techniques for testing external databases or simulating user authentication and authorization in multi-tenancy setups are just a few examples of how Ecto's flexibility aids developers. Adding to this, the practical deployment experiences shared for handling large data volumes with system resources such as SQLite and leveraging Elixir's efficiency, reinforce the language's standing in web and database-related tasks. Moreover, the ability to interleave Elixir's unique features like macros and telemetry for metaprogramming and observability respectively, only adds to its appeal among software developers.

Apart from the backend utility, Elixir, with libraries such as LiveView and Nerves, has also ventured into the realm of real-time applications and energy management platforms. The resilience and fault tolerance inherent in its design have been key in distributing workloads and managing infrastructure effectively. The educational progress in Elixir is noteworthy, with new resources and community insights constantly emerging to support both beginner and experienced developers alike. The discussions around Elixir at conferences and in articles provide a glimpse into the vibrant ecosystem that continues to evolve and broaden the applicability of this modern language across various domains.

Handling Custom Postgres Errors in Ecto Changesets

Handling Custom Postgres Errors in Ecto Changesets

Jakub Lambrych provides a guide on capturing custom Postgres errors in Ecto changesets without exceptions.

Introducing EctoWatch for Efficient Database-Application Synchronization

Introducing EctoWatch for Efficient Database-Application Synchronization

Brian Underwood describes EctoWatch, a library that simplifies the process of broadcasting database changes to Elixir applications.

Implementing Prefixed base62 UUIDv7 Object IDs in Ecto

Implementing Prefixed base62 UUIDv7 Object IDs in Ecto

Dan Schultzer discusses how to implement prefixed base62 UUIDv7 Object IDs in Ecto for Elixir applications.

Integrating MongoDB with Elixir and Phoenix

Integrating MongoDB with Elixir and Phoenix

definitive_solutions seeks advice on integrating MongoDB with an Elixir/Phoenix/Liveview app, as they are new to the Elixir stack.

How to Change Primary Keys in Ecto

How to Change Primary Keys in Ecto

Niall Burkley explains how to change the primary key of an existing database table in a Phoenix project using Ecto.

Enhancing Ecto Schemas with the :source Option

Enhancing Ecto Schemas with the :source Option

John Curran discusses how to make boolean Ecto schema fields more readable by using the :source option to map to database columns.

Finding Equivalent Commands to Rails Console in IEx

Finding Equivalent Commands to Rails Console in IEx

sajadabedi is looking for a cheatsheet or guide for performing common database operations in IEx, similar to what is commonly done in the Rails console.

Common Elixir Anti-Patterns to Avoid

Common Elixir Anti-Patterns to Avoid

Mateusz Tatarski explores common anti-patterns in Elixir projects, highlighting potential pitfalls and offering best practices to maintain code quality.

Enhancing Upserts with Ecto and PostgreSQL

Enhancing Upserts with Ecto and PostgreSQL

A detailed guide on improving upserts in Ecto and PostgreSQL, including handling race conditions and emitting events during data synchronization.

Guide to Creating a Tabular Representation of Database Indexes with Elixir Mix Task

Guide to Creating a Tabular Representation of Database Indexes with Elixir Mix Task

AbulAsar S. discusses creating a Mix task in Elixir to generate a table of database indexes. The article covers the requirements, adding the Mix task command, and the main logic.

Guide on Handling Ecto Associations and Embeds

Guide on Handling Ecto Associations and Embeds

José Valim provides a comprehensive guide on working with associations and embeds in Ecto. The article covers reading, inserting, updating, and deleting associations, and includes a complex example for building nested forms in Phoenix.

Testing and Refactoring Development Seeds in Phoenix and Ecto

Testing and Refactoring Development Seeds in Phoenix and Ecto

Refactoring and testing development seed data in Phoenix and Ecto applications.

Creating Dynamic Forms in Phoenix

Creating Dynamic Forms in Phoenix

José Valim explains how to build dynamic forms in Phoenix using schema information to generate input fields with validations and error messages.

Overview of Breaking Changes in Ecto 3.0

Overview of Breaking Changes in Ecto 3.0

José Valim provides a detailed overview of the breaking changes in the upcoming Ecto 3.0 release, including the split of the Ecto repository, updates to datetime types, and new JSON handling practices.

Overview of Ecto 3.0 Enhancements

Overview of Ecto 3.0 Enhancements

José Valim: A detailed blog post about the improvements in Ecto 3.0, covering performance, memory usage, statement caching, upserts, and migrations.

Ecto 3.0 Query Enhancements Overview

Ecto 3.0 Query Enhancements Overview

José Valim provides insights into the query improvements in Ecto 3.0, discussing new features like UNION, EXCEPT, INTERSECT, WINDOW and OVER support, as well as other minor enhancements.

Guide to Updating Hex.pm for Ecto 3.0

Guide to Updating Hex.pm for Ecto 3.0

Wojtek Mach provides a detailed guide on updating Hex.pm to be compatible with Ecto 3.0.

Introduction to MySQL Adapter Development for Ecto with Elixir

Introduction to MySQL Adapter Development for Ecto with Elixir

Wojtek Mach discusses the initial steps in building a new MySQL adapter for Ecto in Elixir, focusing on performing a handshake with the MySQL server and authenticating a user.

MySQL Adapter for Ecto: Encoding and Decoding

MySQL Adapter for Ecto: Encoding and Decoding

Wojtek Mach discusses the encoding and decoding of data types for a new MySQL adapter in Ecto, focusing on bit flags and packet handling.

DBConnection Integration in MySQL Adapter for Ecto

DBConnection Integration in MySQL Adapter for Ecto

Wojtek Mach provides a comprehensive guide on integrating DBConnection with a MySQL adapter for Ecto.

Integration of MyXQL with Ecto for MySQL Support

Integration of MyXQL with Ecto for MySQL Support

Wojtek Mach explores the integration of a MySQL adapter with Ecto, discussing essential steps and challenges involved.

Building a Custom Analytics System with Ecto and Elixir

Building a Custom Analytics System with Ecto and Elixir

José Valim outlines the development of a custom analytics system for the Dashbit website using Ecto upserts, Elixir processes, and registries.

Managing Automatic and Manual Ecto Migrations

Managing Automatic and Manual Ecto Migrations

Wojtek Mach discusses the built-in support for database migrations in Ecto and addresses challenges when deploying schema and data migrations. The author presents solutions such as automatic and manual migrations and the use of multiple migration directories for better management.

Overview of Upcoming Features in Ecto 3.5

Overview of Upcoming Features in Ecto 3.5

Discussion with Mike Binns on the new features in Ecto 3.5 including Ecto.Enum, ParameterizedType, and 'redact' option.

Introduction to BeamAsm JIT Compiler for Erlang OTP and Elixir

Introduction to BeamAsm JIT Compiler for Erlang OTP and Elixir

Mark Ericksen, David Bernheisel, and Cade Ward host Lukas Larsson and John Högberg to discuss the BeamAsm project and its implications for the Erlang OTP and Elixir ecosystems.

Insightful Discussion on Ecto and jason Libraries with Michał Muskała

Insightful Discussion on Ecto and jason Libraries with Michał Muskała

Michał Muskała joins the podcast to discuss his work on the Ecto and jason libraries, sharing insights into their development and his experiences with open source.

Interview with Eric Oestrich about ExVenture and Elixir Internals

Interview with Eric Oestrich about ExVenture and Elixir Internals

Eric Oestrich discusses ExVenture, an Elixir MUD framework, and delves into Elixir internals.

Exploring Ecto Associations and More

Exploring Ecto Associations and More

Mark Ericksen: In this episode, the discussion revolves around Ecto's 'association defaults' feature, learning about its application, use cases, and advantages for multi-tenancy ID issues. The episode also explores Slab, Single Table Inheritance designs, and the practice of wrapping the Repo module.

Understanding Impacts of Expiring Root Certificates on Elixir and Erlang Projects

Understanding Impacts of Expiring Root Certificates on Elixir and Erlang Projects

In Episode 64, Bram Verburg discusses the implications of an expiring root certificate on Elixir and Erlang projects, providing insights on how to manage and update affected systems.

Podcast episode discussing safe practices for Ecto migrations

Podcast episode discussing safe practices for Ecto migrations

David Bernheisel discusses his Safe Ecto Migrations guide, covering important strategies for handling database migrations in production environments.

Exploring the Waffle Library with Boris Kuznetsov

Exploring the Waffle Library with Boris Kuznetsov

Boris Kuznetsov discusses the Waffle library and its functionalities for attaching and processing media files in Ecto records.

Leveraging Ecto custom types for richer domain structures

Leveraging Ecto custom types for richer domain structures

Primitive obsession makes our codebases harder to maintain. Thankfully, Ecto custom types can help transform primitives into domain structures more quickly. Explore how to define and use Ecto custom types to manage data efficiently in Elixir applications.

Short Elixir and Phoenix Tips and Tutorials Collection

Short Elixir and Phoenix Tips and Tutorials Collection

German Velasco introduces a new website, Elixir Streams, offering consolidated short video tips and tutorials for Elixir and Phoenix.

Insightful Discussion on Testing in Elixir

Insightful Discussion on Testing in Elixir

Authors Jeffrey Matthias and Andrea Leopardi explore the intricacies of testing in Elixir, including methods, challenges, and best practices highlighted in their book Testing Elixir.

Anonymizing User Data with the `ecto_anon` Library

Anonymizing User Data with the `ecto_anon` Library

Clément Quaresma discusses the `ecto_anon` library for anonymizing user data to honor GDPR and the right to be forgotten.

Discussion on Ash Framework and its Benefits

Discussion on Ash Framework and its Benefits

In this episode, the creator of the Ash Framework, Zach Daniel, discusses how the framework models resources above Ecto to make it more expressive while supporting LiveView, REST, and GraphQL interfaces.

Exploring the Nebulex Caching Library

Exploring the Nebulex Caching Library

Mark Ericksen and David Bernheisel discuss the Nebulex caching library with its creator Carlos Bolaños. Nebulex offers unique approaches to caching, such as a decorator pattern and multiple adapter support.

Discussing Ecto in Livebook with Lively Project from Spawnfest

Discussing Ecto in Livebook with Lively Project from Spawnfest

Hosts Mark Ericksen, David Bernheisel, and Cade Ward talk to Filipe Cabaço and Joel Carlbark about 'Lively,' their entry in Spawnfest, which integrates Ecto with Livebook.

Discussion on Bonfire Networks and the Fediverse

Discussion on Bonfire Networks and the Fediverse

Episode 136 of the Thinking Elixir Podcast explores federated networks with guest Mayel de Boniol, creator of Bonfire Networks, and covers Elixir Community News.

Exploring LiveBook and Various Elixir Projects in Episode 29

Exploring LiveBook and Various Elixir Projects in Episode 29

Beam Radio presented Episode 29 with discussions about LiveBook and other interesting Elixir projects. The episode also promoted the launch of new books and the release of various libraries.

Guide On Using Ecto.Enum and Ecto.Type in Elixir

Guide On Using Ecto.Enum and Ecto.Type in Elixir

An in-depth look at utilizing Ecto.Enum and Ecto.Type in Elixir applications to manage data effectively.

Introducing Polo: An Open-Source Elixir & Phoenix LiveView Powered REST Client for Browsers

Introducing Polo: An Open-Source Elixir & Phoenix LiveView Powered REST Client for Browsers

Marcelo discusses the features and development of Polo, an open-source REST client that runs in browsers, powered by Elixir and Phoenix LiveView.

Understanding Ecto Queries with Mark Ericksen and David Bernheisel

Understanding Ecto Queries with Mark Ericksen and David Bernheisel

In this episode, Mark Ericksen and David Bernheisel from the Thinking Elixir Podcast delve into the nuances of Ecto Queries.

Discussion on Oban with Bowery Farming's Engineers

Discussion on Oban with Bowery Farming's Engineers

Ashley Smith and Kenneth Moy from Bowery Farming discuss their experiences with Oban, a job processing library in Elixir, and its applications in their work.

Updates and Announcements from the Elixir Community

Updates and Announcements from the Elixir Community

Mark Ericksen, Cade Ward, and David Bernheisel discuss updates in the Elixir community, including Livebook's launch week, Ecto 3.10.0 improvements, a new JSONSchema compiler Exonerate, and other notable projects.

Solving Issues with Fetching User Organizations in Phoenix Framework Using Ecto

Solving Issues with Fetching User Organizations in Phoenix Framework Using Ecto

Zizizizz is seeking help with Ecto queries, specifically for fetching a user's associated organizations in Phoenix Framework using phx.gen.auth. They provide detailed schema definitions and analysis of queries used, along with encountered errors.

Announcing Supabase Potion: A Complete Elixir Client for Supabase Services

Announcing Supabase Potion: A Complete Elixir Client for Supabase Services

zoedsoupe introduces Supabase Potion, a comprehensive Elixir client library for integrating Supabase services including Auth, Storage, and PostgREST into Elixir applications.

Exploring Data Filtering Options in Elixir Phoenix

Exploring Data Filtering Options in Elixir Phoenix

tkitg: A RoR developer transitioning to Elixir Phoenix is seeking advice on Ecto data filtering options, mentioning a few potential packages like `rummage_ecto`, `turbo_ecto`, and `flop`.

Implementing Least Privilege in Elixir with Ecto

Implementing Least Privilege in Elixir with Ecto

Onorio Catenacci discusses the principle of Least Privilege, and how to implement it in an Elixir application using the Ecto library.

Exploring Ash as a Low-Code Solution in Elixir

Exploring Ash as a Low-Code Solution in Elixir

In lukasender's discussion, Ash is posited as a potential dark horse in the world of low-code development tools by effectively utilizing Elixir's macro system and building upon foundations like Ecto and Absinthe.

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