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This week in Elixir
Keep Your README Install Instructions Up To Date
Bryan shows us how to keep our Elixir install instructions up to date using ExUnit!
Mint, a new HTTP Library by the Elixir Core Team
Eric shows us Mint, a new low-level HTTP client that aims to provide a small and functional core that others can build on top (and that is "low level" as in "does not even have a connection pool").
Soft delete with Ecto 3 and Postgres
One thing that folks sometimes want or need to do is to be able to “soft delete” records in a database. This means that instead of actually removing the record from a database, you in some way keep it there but make it “invisible” to your application.
Binary Pattern Matching in Elixir
Eric shows off how to do binary pattern matching to grab out telnet data that is “out of band" and provides links to the source so you can see the full example!
Locality-sensitive Hashing in Elixir
Learn how to perform fuzzy deduplication of strings using locality-sensitive hashing, and how to make recursive binary pattern matching faster with macros in this post from Leonid.
The goal of Broadway is to significantly cut down the development time to assemble data pipelines, while providing many features and avoiding common pitfalls.
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