Ask HN: Is Elixir Still Relevant?

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  • awesome-elixir

    A curated list of amazingly awesome Elixir and Erlang libraries, resources and shiny things. Updates:

  • Few years ago, I was developing in Erlang and a bit in Elixir. That was very enjoyable, because the features of those languages (and especially the OTP framework) makes many things way easier.

    I've been looking back at Elixir for a few weeks for one of my project, and I'm worried.

    95% of the libraries I would need have not seen any commit since a few years. What's more frightening is that most libraries listed on awesome-elixir[1] seems to be unmaintained too. Almost like the Elixir community died 5 years ago (which I do not believe).

    Is this normal? Would you trust a seemingly unmaintained library? If not, would you implement all of that work from scratch?

    [1] - https://github.com/h4cc/awesome-elixir

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  • Pyrlang

    Erlang node implemented in Python 3.5+ (Asyncio-based)

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  • rambo

    Run your command. Send input. Get output. (by jayjun)

  • > libraries can be created and not need constant breaking updates.

    Yeah, but I've been traumatized by the Javascript ecosystem where a library can end up abandoned any day without warning.

    > As an Elixir developer, I never go to Awesome Elixir to search for libraries.

    I needed a full implementation of the iCalendar RFC (including recurrence rules), this is a solved problem in Go, Python and Javascript, but not in Elixir.

    And I didn't want to spend weeks on partially implementing that huge RFC.

    I ended up using Rambo[1] and an external binary in Go that I ship with my release in a Docker image.

    I set up a build system based on Makefiles to build everything properly, and compile-time configuration per environment to locate the binary.

      [1] - https://github.com/jayjun/rambo

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