2014-12-18 Chat rooms app in Elixir in 15 minutes
This is the showcase post that touches a tiny part of what Elixir and the accompanying tooling can help you build in very little time.
2014-12-08 Bare bones files watch
Sometimes I just need to follow the changes to files and act upon that. There are plenty of “watchers” out there, like Guard and Watchr, but if I really don’t want to drag the bag of gems, here’s what I do:
2014-10-23 YAML you may have never known
HTML and multiline strings
2014-10-19 My current Elixir toolkit
All my free time I’m spending on a my own project that I decided to write in Elixir, Rails and CoffeeScript. There is the service backend that runs heavily multi-threaded and so Elixir / Erlang was a natural choice.
2014-10-14 Completes and totals, or how to count
In every third project I see SQL like this:
2014-09-29 Appcelerator Titanium: Scaling and cropping images
At the time of writing Titanium is at: 3.3.0 GA
2014-09-06 Thoughts on present iOS development
Now the time for iOS has come and I’m putting together these notes basing on my recent experience with XCode 6 Beta, Beta 6 and Beta 7.
2014-09-06 What I like about present Android development
Android Studio. Number one most important thing in whole Android development story is Android Studio built on top of IntelliJ IDEA engine. Excellent off the box Gradle support, intuitive source control, intelligent code completion, responsiveness of the UI, debugging – all top notch. They even help you complete repetitive strings in JavaDoc.
2014-08-30 Constraints aware soft keyboard compensation on iOS
A while ago Apple introduced constraints-based layouts for Mac OS X and iOS user interface designs. It’s a huge and logical step forward from pixel-perfect fully manual laying out of things. The line of devices grows and creating all possible variations of interfaces has become a seriously tedious task.