Towards a Smart Workspace with IoT

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that is causing a real buzz nowadays. It seems to affect not only the way we live, but also the way we work. The potential of IoT in revolutionizing and automating the workplace are endless. It literally gets rid of the barriers between your […]

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Doing math in Elixir – calculating Great Circle Distance

In last two parts, I was setting up and consuming quick API to get additional airport data. One of this information was exact airport location on the Earth. In this part, I’ll use that information to calculate the distance of the travel and show how you can use standard math library in Erlang VM. Calculating […]

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Setting up quick API with F# and Azure Functions

As mentioned in my last week Elixir blog post, I produced some quick fake API based on Azure Functions. I thought it’s gonna take a couple of minutes, but it turned out to be a whole adventure in itself. The creating of a function is a breeze. Go to Portal, click big green “+” sign and […]

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Calling an external API from Phoenix app

Last week I wrote about how to extend your Ecto model. I wanted to figure it out because I thought this week, I’ll add to mother other flight related data. Turns out, I did it in completely different way. Not sure if this is the correct approach, so feel free to bash mi in comments […]

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Connecting to database with Ecto

In the last episode of my Elixir adventures, I messed with own-made Views and Controller to display hardcoded flight information for my FlightLog. This week I’ll try to show data based on the content of the database. Phoenix doesn’t have built-in data access capabilities. But there’s awesome Ecto project, that’s sort of beefed up ORM. […]

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Adding new routes in Phoenix

This is another part of my series on learning Elixir. Last week I mixed new Phoenix project and looked how different parts of framework fit together. This week I started adding my own routes and pages. I followed the official guide but altered it a bit to better fit my application. Adding a Route First […]

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First look at Phoenix

This week I decided to push some things in the project. Instead of looking into the internals of Elixir and Erlang VM, let’s actually do something. My project for DSP competition is a web application, and most popular framework for web development in Elixir is called Phoenix. Phoenix use as it’s foundation Erlang’s HTTP server […]

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