Nerves

Nerves

Nerves is a vital component of the Elixir ecosystem, offering a robust framework for developing embedded systems. Many developers and enthusiasts have shared their experiences and insights on utilizing Nerves for a variety of applications. From monitoring point of sales systems in real-time to integrating with IoT devices and exploring capabilities in AI inference, Nerves has empowered users to build advanced solutions that leverage the power of Elixir.

Elixir's built-in support for concurrency, distribution, and low resource usage makes it an excellent choice for embedded systems development. The language's abilities extend beyond conventional web development, proving instrumental in scenarios like firmware updates, industrial device communication, and more. Through platforms like AWS Greengrass, developers have streamlined secure firmware updates within IoT systems, showcasing Nerves' adaptability.

At various conferences, practitioners like those at GridPoint have highlighted how Nerves facilitates energy management, balancing energy savings and customer comfort. The use of e-ink displays, MIDI device control, and home automation projects further illustrates the framework's versatility. These real-world applications often emphasize the intersection of hardware and software, underscoring the importance of well-designed firmware in smart devices.

The Nerves Project's continuous updates and support for new hardware and protocols reflect its ongoing growth and the community's commitment to innovation. Podcasts, presentations, and workshops provide a wealth of knowledge and experiences, from basic projects on Raspberry Pi to more complex automated systems like gliders. Notably, collaborations within the community, such as comparing Nerves with languages like C and Java for embedded systems, offer invaluable insights into the benefits of using Elixir.

Ultimately, Nerves exemplifies how Elixir's rich ecosystem, including tools like Phoenix and LiveView, can be extended to meet the sophisticated needs of embedded and IoT systems, fostering a dynamic and resourceful community continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible with embedded software development.

Introduction to Binary, Hexadecimal and Bit Manipulation in Programming

Introduction to Binary, Hexadecimal and Bit Manipulation in Programming

Redwire Labs explains how to quickly understand and manipulate binary and hexadecimal values in programming, utilizing Elixir and Nerves.

Discussion on the Versatility of Elixir Compared to Other Functional Programming Languages

Discussion on the Versatility of Elixir Compared to Other Functional Programming Languages

paprika-orimoto asks if other functional programming languages have as many diverse applications as Elixir, citing various Elixir projects like Phoenix, LiveView, Livebook, Nerves, and Nx.

Overview and Updates on the Nerves Project

Overview and Updates on the Nerves Project

Frank Hunleth: A detailed update on the Nerves project, covering its applications, recent developments, and exploration areas.

Detailed Walkthrough of the Stingray Remote Management Device for Nerves

Detailed Walkthrough of the Stingray Remote Management Device for Nerves

Alex McLain discusses building Stingray, a tool for the remote management of development kits and prototype hardware.

Reflections on a Decade of Elixir Development by José Valim

Reflections on a Decade of Elixir Development by José Valim

José Valim reflects on the milestones, technological advancements, and diverse applications of Elixir over the last decade, along with insights into upcoming developments in 2021.

Introduction to Nx and its Implication for Elixir in Machine Learning

Introduction to Nx and its Implication for Elixir in Machine Learning

José Valim introduces Nx (Numerical Elixir) v0.1, its relevance in numerical computing and machine learning, and expected future developments.

Overview of Rustler Precompiled for Efficient NIF Usage

Overview of Rustler Precompiled for Efficient NIF Usage

Philip Sampaio introduces Rustler Precompiled, a project that simplifies the integration of precompiled Rust NIFs into Elixir projects, enhancing efficiency and reducing build times.

Turning a Basic A/C into a Smart Device Using Elixir and Nerves

Turning a Basic A/C into a Smart Device Using Elixir and Nerves

Milan Vit discusses his journey of transforming a basic air conditioner into a smart one using the Elixir programming language and the Nerves framework. The project involves using a Raspberry Pi and infrared transceivers to remote control the A/C.

Insights on Elixir Usage at FontAwesome

Insights on Elixir Usage at FontAwesome

In this episode, Rob Madole discusses how FontAwesome leverages Elixir, insights into their processes, and tips on fostering a productive development environment.

Discussion on Frontend vs Backend and the Business Value of LiveView

Discussion on Frontend vs Backend and the Business Value of LiveView

Mark Ericksen, David Bernheisel, and Cade Ward discuss the misconceptions around Frontend vs Backend, the advantages of Single Page Apps, and the business value of using LiveView.

Exploring Flutter, NIFs, and Ports with Connor Rigby

Exploring Flutter, NIFs, and Ports with Connor Rigby

Connor Rigby discusses Flutter work for Nerves, choosing between NIFs and Ports, making NIFs more portable, recommendations for multimedia processing, and more.

Discussion on Using Elixir in Production with Frank Hunleth

Discussion on Using Elixir in Production with Frank Hunleth

Frank Hunleth discusses with the Elixir Wizards various Elixir and Nerves projects, their deployment, advantages, and challenges.

Discussion on Lambda Days and Elixir

Discussion on Lambda Days and Elixir

Mark Ericksen and team discuss Lambda Days, learning and teaching Elixir, its strengths over Erlang, and more.

Exploring Nerves and Performance in Elixir with Justin Schneck and Frank Hunleth

Exploring Nerves and Performance in Elixir with Justin Schneck and Frank Hunleth

In this episode, hosts welcome Justin Schneck and Frank Hunleth from the Nerves team to discuss performance, problem-solving, transitioning to hardware, and breakthroughs in the Elixir ecosystem.

Modular Design and Read Models with Maciej Kaszubowski

Modular Design and Read Models with Maciej Kaszubowski

Maciej Kaszubowski discusses the benefits of read models in modularizing systems, addressing background job systems, and the differences between push and pull based systems. The episode also highlights recent developments in the Elixir community.

Discussion on Elixir news and using Livebook for Business Intelligence

Discussion on Elixir news and using Livebook for Business Intelligence

Mark Ericksen, David Bernheisel, and Cade Ward discuss the latest news in the Elixir community and explore the practical use of Livebook as a Business Intelligence tool. They also touch upon safe data migrations in Elixir systems, drawing comparisons with the Rails ecosystem.

Using Nerves for SMS Messaging with Peter Ullrich

Using Nerves for SMS Messaging with Peter Ullrich

Peter Ullrich discusses his experience with sending SMS messages using Nerves on a Raspberry Pi Zero. He shares what worked well, what challenges he faced, and experiences with using Livebook for Nerves.

Interview with Greg Mefford on Nerves and System Architecture

Interview with Greg Mefford on Nerves and System Architecture

In this episode, Greg Mefford, senior back-end engineer for the Bleacher Report, discusses system architecture and his journey with Elixir and Nerves, including differences between Poncho and Umbrella apps, and pre-code planning.

Exploring Nerves with Frank Hunleth and Justin Schneck

Exploring Nerves with Frank Hunleth and Justin Schneck

Frank Hunleth and Justin Schneck discuss Nerves, answering questions from the Japanese Nerves community and sharing their experiences and insights.

Discussion on Nerves with Connor Rigby and Todd Resudek

Discussion on Nerves with Connor Rigby and Todd Resudek

In this episode, hosts Connor Rigby and Todd Resudek, members of the Nerves core team, delve into topics related to the Nerves Project. They explore Todd's projects, including monitoring internet connections and the Drizzle 2000 sprinkler system. They also discuss Connor's role in developing networking libraries for Nerves, the benefits and future of Nerves, and the impact of IoT in agriculture.

Sneak Peek into ElixirConf 2020 Talks

Sneak Peek into ElixirConf 2020 Talks

The episode provides a sneak peek into ElixirConf 2020 by interviewing six speakers who share details about their presentations and experiences.

Report from GigCity 2024 and NervesConf

Report from GigCity 2024 and NervesConf

Lars from Underjord details his experiences attending GigCity 2024 and NervesConf in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Discussion on the Burrito project using Elixir with Quinn and Digit

Discussion on the Burrito project using Elixir with Quinn and Digit

Hosts Mark Ericksen, David Bernheisel, and Cade Ward discuss with Quinn and Digit about the Burrito project, which wraps Elixir into a single binary for cross-platform builds, using Zig and enabling NIFs. The episode also includes Elixir Community News and updates.

Exploring Computer Vision with Elixir featuring Cocoa Xu

Exploring Computer Vision with Elixir featuring Cocoa Xu

Author Cocoa Xu discusses his PhD robotics project and the Evision project which integrates Elixir with the OpenCV library, enabling easier computer vision capabilities.

Discussion on Elixir Releases, Unification Efforts, and Deployment Features

Discussion on Elixir Releases, Unification Efforts, and Deployment Features

Author: José Valim returns to continue the series on the Elixir project, discussing releases 1.7, 1.8, and 1.9, along with unification efforts between Elixir and Erlang.

Discussion on METAR Map Project and DockYard Academy Updates

Discussion on METAR Map Project and DockYard Academy Updates

Rockwell talks about converting his METAR Map project to Nerves, Brooklin updates us on the DockYard Academy, and Mike talks more about his Flame On! library.

Experiences and Insights Working with Elixir

Experiences and Insights Working with Elixir

_MMCXII asks about Elixir's capabilities and suitability for various tasks, including reasons to choose or avoid it and personal experiences from users.

Interview with Alex Koutmos on Elixir Contributions and Libraries

Interview with Alex Koutmos on Elixir Contributions and Libraries

Mark Ericksen, David Bernheisel, and Cade Ward sit down with Alex Koutmos to discuss his numerous contributions to the Elixir community, including well-known libraries like PromEx and lesser-known tools like Doctor and MJML EEx.

Discussion on Nerves Project with Frank Hunleth

Discussion on Nerves Project with Frank Hunleth

Bruce Tate and the panel talk with Frank Hunleth, Co-Creator of Nerves Project, about the fun of hardware and how Elixir is a perfect fit.

Discussion on Elixir’s Potential and Projects

Discussion on Elixir’s Potential and Projects

The hosts discuss the potential areas where Elixir can flourish and cover several related projects.

Exploring Elixir, LiveView, Nerves, and Machine Learning

Exploring Elixir, LiveView, Nerves, and Machine Learning

Hosts discuss LiveView, Nerves, and Machine Learning within the BEAM ecosystem.

Discussion on Elixir's Impact on Developer Productivity

Discussion on Elixir's Impact on Developer Productivity

In today's show Alex kicks it off with the question 'What parts of Elixir really give you productivity?'

Discussion with Digit on SmartRent, EMPEX, and Development with Elixir

Discussion with Digit on SmartRent, EMPEX, and Development with Elixir

In this episode of Elixir Wizards, Digit, a software engineer at SmartRent, discusses various topics including his work at SmartRent, the Nerves ecosystem, and the development of smart home technologies. The conversation also covers Digit's experience with multiple programming languages, game development challenges, and using Elixir for building DSLs.

Thinking Elixir News

Thinking Elixir News

Mark Ericksen: Episode 143 of the Thinking Elixir Podcast covers recent developments in the Elixir community, including updates to Phoenix LiveView, a new case study on Nerves, and various announcements related to ElixirConf and other projects.

Exploring Nerves for IoT and Embedded Systems in Elixir

Exploring Nerves for IoT and Embedded Systems in Elixir

Lars Wikman explores the potential of using Elixir in IoT and embedded systems through The Nerves Project.

Understanding Elixir's Beautiful Abstractions and Frameworks

Understanding Elixir's Beautiful Abstractions and Frameworks

Bruce Tate delivers a keynote discussing how Elixir's frameworks and tools like Nerves, LiveView, NX, and LiveBook provide a natural and coherent development experience. He explores OTP behaviors, the use of macros in Phoenix and LiveView, and the overall elegance of Elixir's tooling in managing complexity and concurrency.

Overview of Recent Elixir Community Updates and News

Overview of Recent Elixir Community Updates and News

In episode 197 of the Thinking Elixir podcast, the hosts discuss at-home AI with Bumblebee, the Xz backdoor incident, customizing Elixir IEx, and upcoming Elixir conferences.

Discussing Elixir's Role in Developing the Erlang Ecosystem

Discussing Elixir's Role in Developing the Erlang Ecosystem

The discussion features insights from Francesco Cesarini, founder of Erlang Solutions, and Andrea Leopardi, a member of the Elixir Core Team. They delve into the evolution of Erlang from a singular language to a diverse ecosystem, detailing the emergence of various languages on the BEAM and the influence of Elixir on Erlang's ongoing development.

Transitioning Embedded Development from C++ to Elixir

Transitioning Embedded Development from C++ to Elixir

Ben Murphy discusses his journey of migrating embedded systems development from C/C++ to Elixir, highlighting the advantages and lessons learned.

Utilizing Sink for IoT Communication Challenges

Utilizing Sink for IoT Communication Challenges

Mike Waud's talk at ElixirConf 2022 focuses on the unique challenges SparkMeter faces with IoT systems, especially in terms of communication between servers and embedded devices. These issues include dealing with normal development cycles, unreliable network connections, and unpredictable hardware and human behavior. He discusses SparkMeter's solution called Sink, an event-based communication tool that helps tackle these obstacles.

Enhancing Nerves Devices with Cairo for Better Graphics through Scenic

Enhancing Nerves Devices with Cairo for Better Graphics through Scenic

Jon Ringle, a lead embedded software engineer at GridPoint, demonstrates how Scenic, utilizing the Cairo graphics library, enhances performance for graphics on Nerves devices.

Overview of Nerves Project Developments

Overview of Nerves Project Developments

Frank Hunleth presents updates on the Nerves Project, which is significantly used in embedded systems within the Elixir ecosystem. The update covers new versions of hardware, libraries, and protocols, emphasizing the project's expansion and improvements.

The Elixir Community: Insights on Security from Holden Oullette

The Elixir Community: Insights on Security from Holden Oullette

Holden Oullette, an active figure in the Elixir community and maintainer of Sobelow, shares his insights on the challenges and best practices in securing Elixir codebases.

Exploring the Full Potential of the BEAM Runtime

Exploring the Full Potential of the BEAM Runtime

In a discussion at Code BEAM Europe 2023, Lars Wikman interviews both Saša Jurić, author and advocate for the Elixir programming language, and José Valim, the creator of Elixir, to discuss the untapped potential of the BEAM virtual machine. They explore what the community could be doing beyond the current applications and utilize the BEAM more fully.

Elixir's Impact on Costs and Developer Experience

Elixir's Impact on Costs and Developer Experience

In episode 186, the benefits of migrating to Elixir, including cost efficiency and enhanced developer experience, are discussed. It also covers community news like package maintenance tips and upcoming NervesConf US.

Overview of the Elixir Programming Language's Popularity and Features

Overview of the Elixir Programming Language's Popularity and Features

Szymon Soppa offers a comprehensive guide on the Elixir programming language, explaining its creation, features, and benefits in the context of modern programming needs.

Summary of Elixir Forum's 2024 Annual Update

Summary of Elixir Forum's 2024 Annual Update

The Elixir Forum has shared their 2024 annual update, highlighting the growth of the Elixir community and ecosystem.

Securing IoT Devices with Nerves and AWS Greengrass

Securing IoT Devices with Nerves and AWS Greengrass

Alfonso Gonzalez presents a method to integrate AWS Greengrass into Nerves firmware for secure remote firmware updates in IoT systems.

Launch of NervesHub 2.0 for IoT Device Management

Launch of NervesHub 2.0 for IoT Device Management

Frank Hunleth announces the development of NervesHub 2.0, a new version of the IoT firmware update and management platform for devices running on Nerves.

Elixir's Practicality and Potential Beyond Web Development

Elixir's Practicality and Potential Beyond Web Development

Jason Stiebs touched on the practicality and power of Elixir, especially for web development and beyond. He recognized Elixir's leverage as an efficient, production-ready language with a solid ecosystem including Phoenix and observed a relative stability in his tech stack over years. He advocated for exploring Elixir's capabilities outside the traditional web domain, citing examples from machine learning to 3D modeling.

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