Injecting Elixir in an Existing System

Andrea Leopardi from Football Addicts talks about real-life experience of Elixir implementation to existing project
04 September 2017   411

Many developers and companies are interested in Elixir and wish to adopt it. A good part of these companies already have systems in place and rewriting them from scratch in Elixir is not feasible.

At Football Addicts, Andrea and his team were in this exact situation: what they did was inject Elixir one step at a time, writing small services in it that would run alongside the main system and interact with it through higher-level mechanisms (such as RabbitMQ). This worked fantastically, in part thanks to Elixir and Erlang being great at interacting with other components. They were able to start using Elixir for increasingly significant parts of the system, already benefitting from its strengths and substantially improving the quality of the whole system and product. In this talk, Andrea talks about the experience they had with introducing Elixir and about tips on how to do the same in attendee's system, the advantages of doing so, and the pitfalls to avoid.

ElixirLangMoscow Meetup #7

Meetup will be held on February 15th, Thursday, in Moscow, Pyatnitsky Lane 2
22 January 2018   247

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.