author Jake Morrison

GenServers are the standard way to create services in Elixir. At it's heart, a GenServer is a separate process (thread) that receives messages, does some work, manages state, and sends responses back. If that's what you want, great. It's important to recognize, though, that a GenServer only handles one request …

author Jake Morrison

In traditional applications, the web application talks directly to the database. It has rights to do anything, relying on application rules to control access. If an attacker compromises it, then they can do anything, e.g. grab all the data or create a funds transfer transaction.

When security is critical …

author Jake Morrison

Over the years we have done lots of projects where we migrated an application from one platform to another. We might do this to solve performance issues or to switch to a better technology stack. This can be a challenge when you have a big app that is in production …