author Jake Morrison

A prospect recently asked me what the advantages are of Elixir over Golang.

The simple answer is productivity. You get the best of both worlds: the productivity of a high level language with the scaling power of the mature Erlang platform. For financial and health care applications, there is also …

author Jake Morrison

Someone asked this question on the Elixir Forum. Following is my answer:

When I first saw Elixir, we were developing websites (e-commerce, CRUD, etc) with Ruby on Rails, Python, and PHP.

We were using Erlang for the “tricky bits”, e.g. IoT and real time web, and liked it a …

author Jake Morrison

In the recent HackerRank developer survey, we can see "Which languages do employers look for by industry?" and "Which languages are developers planning to learn next?" In terms of popularity, there is a definite swing to JavaScript and Python. In terms of mind share with language enthusiasts, not so much …

author Jake Morrison

We have been working on a project migrating a big Rails app from physical hardware to AWS, and I have been doing a lot of automation work.

It strikes me how we are doing the same thing over and over with different tools: reading variables, templating files and running semi-declarative …