Rob Conery

  My name is Rob Conery and I help developers of all sorts learn what’s new with technology. I have been working in the technology field full time since 1998 as a DBA and then a web developer. My original focus was the Microsoft ASP.NET stack, building tools like Subsonic and the first Micro-ORM: Massive. Currently, I’m working on MassiveJS, which is a dedicated PostgreSQL data access tool for Node. I ported this to Elixir and named it Moebius.

   



95 Stories by Rob Conery

Red4 Store Part 5: Fun With Phoenix, OTP, and Agents

I've taken a little time from blogging about Elixir and this little project, mainly because I wanted to dive into OTP a bit more,...
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JSONB and PostgreSQL: Work Faster By Ditching Migrations

I am not a fan of migrations - never have been and probably never will be. They were interesting when Rails first came out,...
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Red:4 Store Part 4: The First Problem – Atoms

I've run into my first problem, and it's a big one: using Atoms inappropriately.
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Red:4 Store Part 3 – Saving Session Data

We have a Session process that is being Supervised, which is the hard part. Now let's hook up a persistent data source.
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Red:4 Store Part 2: Wrapping Our Heads Around Processes

It's time to dive right into the deep end and consider how we're going to use OTP. The learning curve is deceptively steep, but...
9 min read

Let’s Build Something With Elixir and Phoenix

Red:4 needs an online store. We could continue to use Shopify but that's not our style. As CTO, I've decided to build an eCommerce...
5 min read

Learn Elixir The Fun Way

About 3 years ago I had an idea for creating a different kind of tutorial. Something that would combine the problem-solving of a video...
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Thinking About Function Signatures in Elixir

One of the things I’ve had to adjust to is how I want to structure function calls in Elixir. This is forced upon you...
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How To Learn a New Programming Language While Maintaining Your Day Job

I don’t typically write “lifehack” posts, but this question has come up repeatedly over the last few weeks: How did you find time to...
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Recursion, Not Recursion

Had a great comment from my last post (about using Recursion): I had to Google what “acyclic call graph” meant because I just couldn’t...
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