Issue #15: Focusing on José Valim, Reactive Tweets with Elixir GenStage and Streaming Hacker News

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Focusing on José Valim: A Biographical Interview
Austin Erlang is taking a deeper look into José’s life to quantify the tenets of successful programming and living a rich and rewarding life. Hint: There is a video at the end!

Reactive Tweets with Elixir GenStage
Mario writes about updating Twittex to consume data from Twitter’s streaming API using Elixir's GenStage.

Test Driving a Phoenix Endpoint, Part I
This is a great, long Phoenix article, focussing on a workable separation of concerns to create reusable modules that can be used in any context, not just from the controller!

OK 0.2.0 released - Elegant error handling for Elixir pipelines
OK makes use of the `:ok` tuple convention used in many Erlang and Elixir libraries. It provides a result pipe macro which supports early returns in the case of errors.

Benchee 0.5.0 released – now with unit scaling
Benchee now scales units e.g. instead of reporting a gazillion microseconds it might report milliseconds or seconds and instead of 5 something million written out it will report 5.xx m(illion).

Community Corner Help wanted

elixirscript: Update homebrew formula to latest version

beanie: Convert to using the official docker image

fake_server: Throw exceptions on server errors

In this section, I want to highlight projects that are looking for contributors. To add your project to this section, just press reply!
That's it for this round, have a great day!
@rrrene from ElixirWeekly

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