How to set up CI for an Elixir Project?

A step-by-step tutorial on how to set up CI for an Elixir Project
03 August   435
Continuous Integration

The practice of merging all developer working copies to a shared mainline several times a day

Continuous Integration (CI) is the practice of software development, which consists in merging working copies into a common main development branch several times a day and performing frequent automated project assemblies to identify and solve integration problems as quickly as possible. In the usual project, where developers work independently on different parts of the system, the integration stage is final. It can unpredictably delay the completion of work. The transition to continuous integration can reduce the complexity of integration and make it more predictable due to the earliest detection and elimination of errors and contradictions.

CI is an integral part of modern software development process. There are big amount of CI solutions on the market, even cloud-based product is available - Vexor.

If you need to set a CI for an Elixir project, Semaphore can be a solution. With Semaphore, you can easily automate the process of software testing and delivery in the cloud. It is designed to be easy to use and engineered for high performance. Docker support also included. 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up continuous integration for an Elixir project using Semaphore. The example project you will be working on is Firestorm, an open-source forum engine, with an Elixir Phoenix backend, and an Elm frontend. It has step-by-step instructions with screenshots and code examples. 

Elixir Club 9 in Kharkiv

18 November, 11:30, Spalah, Divocha str. 9, Kharkiv
14 November   314

Elixir Club is a regular event for Elixir community. Elixir developers are gathered and given  an opportunity to share their experience, cases, and mistakes and ways to avoid them. Events usually take place in Kyiv, but also they were held in Ternopil, Lviv, and Dnipro this year to share with developers from all of the Ukraine. Next Elixir Club 9 will be held in Kharkiv. It will be the one-day event, and agenda will be mostly about Elixir language basics. Organizers welcome professionals with different technology backgrounds to become acquainted with Elixir. The lineup consists of talks about Elixir language, its ecosystem, appropriate solutions, cases of using Elixir in real project.

Speakers

There will be interesting talks of skilled coders at Elixir Club.

Alex Rozumii

Topic: "Elixir: Getting started with language and ecosystem"

Alex Rozumnii
Alex Rozumii

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. It’s snowballing nowadays due to its battle-tested ecosystem and useful features. This talk will be interesting mostly for nonexperienced Elixir developers, as it will cover Elixir and OTP ecosystem basics and will include the list of essential materials to improve your onboarding speed.
 

Alex Rozumnii

Yurii Bodarev

Topic: "Ecto and Phoenix: Doing Web With Elixir"

Yurii Bodarev
Yurii Bodarev

Phoenix is an MVC web framework providing all tools that You can expect to be productive: generators, templates, and channels as WebSockets abstraction. Ecto is a domain specific language for composing queries and interacting with databases. This talk will introduce You to building a fast and reliable web applications with Elixir using Phoenix and Ecto as a solid foundation.
 

Yurii Bodarev 

Alexander Khokhlov

Topic: "Pattern matching in Elixir by example"

Alexander Khokhlov
Alexander Khokhlov

Elixir alongside with it's Erlang host platform gives a really simple yet powerful language feature called "pattern matching". In his talk, Alexander gonna walk you through the main concepts of pattern matching mechanism with examples from real Phoenix web app.
 

Alexander Khokhlov

Founder, Nots.io

Alex Troush 

Topic: "Elixir in a service of government"

Alex Troush
Alex Troush

How we build a biggest open-source project that uses Elixir. A deep dive to Ukraine EHealth System and problems of big elixir codebase.
 

Alex Troush

Event agenta

  • 11:30 Registration and Welcome coffee
  • 12:00 Elixir: Getting started with language and ecosystem - Alex Rozumii
  • 12:50 Coffee break 13:00 Ecto and Phoenix: Doing web with Elixir - Yurii Bodarev
  • 14:00 Lunch 15:00 Pattern matching in Elixir by example - Alexander Khokhlov
  • 15:45 Coffee break 16:00 Elixir in a service of government - Alex Troush
  • 16:45 Coffee break
  • 17:00 Lightning Talks

Students are welcomed for their willingness to learn, and organizers give 50% discount via the promo code “student”. Also, parents of small babies (0-3 years) on maternity leave, who want to grow their skills while nursing the kid are welcomed too. You can get a special discount on the ticket with promo code “GrowWithYourKid “. Get you ticket here.