Elixir with Rust

A report by Sonny Scroggin, Phoenix Core Team member, where he talks about Native Implemented Functions (NIFs) - Erlang’s Foreign Function Interface (FFI)
17 August 2017   931

Elixir is great and modern programming language. But, according to the  Sonny Scroggin, Phoenix Core Team member, Elixir is not a super fast. And even the "raw" CPU doesn't really matter for the majoraty of applications, but there are still couple of reasons that can make you to get the tools that give you access to native power.

In this talk Sonny discusses Native Implemented Functions (NIFs) - Erlang’s Foreign Function Interface (FFI).

NIFs are normally implemented in C and are considered dangerous. But Sonny explores writing safer NIFs in Rust - a new systems programming language developed by Mozilla, that focuses on memory safety. He also touches on the pitfalls with writing NIFs and how Rust can make this process easier and safer.

ElixirLangMoscow Meetup #7

Meetup will be held on February 15th, Thursday, in Moscow, Pyatnitsky Lane 2
22 January 2018   352

Club ElixirLangMoscow invites all lovers of Elixir, Erlang and functional programming languages to the next meeting of our club. This time the event was decided to be held in the "Dear, I will call back" bar. Because, what could be better than listening to interesting reports for a glass of beer. And even in the company of friends!


We are waiting for two cool reports and a free microphone for those who have something to say.

Dmitry Rubinstein

Topic: “Introduction to Agala

Dmitry Rubinstein
Dmitry Rubinstein

The report will highlight the Agala framework - a platform for real-time interaction with third-party services. Currently, this platform has implemented bots for Telegram and Vk, which are used in the combat environment in our company. Let's analyze the main differences from the known solutions for creating bots on Elixir, consider the internal structure of the platform and learn how to support any necessary third-party service.

Dmitry Rubinstein

Alexandr Shorin 

Topic: “Apache CouchDB: more than a database with HTTP API

Alexandr Shorin
Alexandr Shorin

This will be an introductory report with Apache CouchDB and its ecosystem. Main features and capabilities. Details of the implementation of the replication protocol and why this is important. Forks: Couchbase, Cloudant - what are the differences and why should not they be confused with the original project. The history of clustering, what happened in the end in 2.0 and how it works. What is interesting about the new release and where the project is heading.

Alexandr Shorin 

As a pleasant chip, the bar will prepare an "Elixir" cocktail especially for us. Admission is free, everyone pays their bill.

The event has an age limit of 18+. Register for free.