What dev-related stuff have you been up to?

I’ve got a plan to get TiddlyWiki working with a Phoenix server, with authentication to allow live modifications instead of pushing GitHub updates. Hopefully not too difficult to do, but I’ll need to dig into it to figure it out.
Or I may attempt to make something close to it with LiveView that creates a similar experience…

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I’ve been working on a hobby project built using the excellent Commanded framework for a while to play around with event sourcing. www.quiltedmemoir.com isn’t launched yet, but it’s been fun to work on and try new things.

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Rereading my excessively large collection of Elixir e-books from Pragprog, and watching the free LiveView video course. About to start a new project using Commanded, LiveView, and a lot of external APIs. Not paying work, just keeping myself up-to-date and exercising the (very) grey cells. Should be starting a paying gig shortly, assuming I get my PR to Canada some day soon. It’ll be using these technologies.

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Working on a Mind Mapping focused Project Management System. Elixir, Phoenix, LiveView and DGraph.

Learning wise, I am trying to learn Rust, this probably is my 9/10th attempt but I am hopeful this time.

Oh and changed job too.

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I’ve been compiling a lot of thoughts on application and system architecture for work, and while it might just be a rehashing of a lot of things shared in other places, it’s helped me come to a clear view on how all applications (especially enterprise line-of-business applications) can be architected.

Something along the lines of “imperative shell, functional core”, and the big realization that all too often we put databases at the bottom of our stack instead of the side. The core of our most important systems should be pure functions, and not an external dependency on a database.

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Sounds like a good topic for a blog post Brent :nerd:

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One of the most discussed topics in the erlang community :smiley:

If you think adding static typing to the beam is hard then you don’t know what you are in for.

https://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2014-February/077229.html

Some prominent names trying to solve this. Good luck! :smiley:

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Planning to translate textbooks about Elixir and Phoenix into Chinese.

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I moved a site from Azure to render.com which I like a lot so far, it’s much cheaper and super easy, and does exactly what i wanted :slight_smile:

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Sounds like a cool topic for a dedicated thread… shall we split into one? :nerd_face:

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A thread for types on the BEAM is very interesting for sure, I know some of the history but not that much.

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Done :smiley:


Also reckon we should have a thread about general naming in Erlang? I think many people find some of the naming a bit jarring because so much of it was named decades ago, independently; with the Erlang team quietly doing their own thing while the rest of the world got on with their own stuff :laughing:

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Right now I try to finish my book (reading again for a last time) and re-start my blog.

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The other day I fired up Expo.io (If you haven’t seen it, it’s basically “React Native: The Good Parts”) to mess around with a Dog Owner app idea. It would help you track exercise, meals, water, sleep, accidents, and training. Potentially have a feed of articles/snippets for new dog owners (like myself) to learn as your puppy grows, and maybe even have a community for dow owners to swap tips and ask questions.

Not sure if I’m going to flesh it out, but I’m inclined to keep it simple and use Firebase (even though I’ve been burned by it in the past).

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While in work zoom meetings that “mostly” don’t concern me, except when they do, I’ve been learning a few rust libraries by making a little mini game, been interesting.

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I recently learned about Zettelkasten and I’ve started building my own with Foam which has been interesting. I’m getting into the habit of collecting notes and ideas from what I read and study into a single, well-linked, flexible knowledge base.

As I get into this more, I’m also tempted to write some tooling to import snippets from it into Readwise for review.

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Just finished the first rollout of a covid contract tracing system I built at the college I work at, super busy past few weeks, mostly not in coding but in getting everything set up. ^.^;

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I’ve kept up on my Zettelkasten! Foam is pretty good, although it has some quirks (e.g. I’d prefer to link to things using IDs but the tooling around that and labeling isn’t the best).

I’ve started having some thoughts around building in a few other personal tools, like a personal CRM, into this thing, inspired in part by Mira. Essentially each person would get their own note, with links and the like, but I could also layer in semantic details to provide more meaning in the connections between notes (e.g. attaching birthdays, companies people have worked for, etc.)

That might still work if I create a note for the other side, and then annotate the connection as I like.

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Not only can use the laser scanners to scan ID’s for the tracking system I built above, but also can scan via a video stream now too, fully mobile friendly website (a phone scans faster than the laser scanner now interestingly!).

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