Alvise Susmel's blog on Elixir



In this article, Running Elixir in Docker Containers, I explain how to use Docker to run a development Elixir environment and to run multiple Elixir Nodes over a Docker bridge network.

Any question or feedback is highly appreciated!



@AstonJ Do you suggest (or is it better for the forum) to have one topic about my blog and then one post per article? Is it what you meant renaming the title :wink: ?


Hi @alvises, yep - we usually recommend one thread per blog and then subsequent blog posts to go inside it. This allows users to subscribe to (or mute) the thread :slight_smile:

Alternatively we have a large Elixir Blog Posts thread where you can post your blog posts (or any other blog posts you find of interest).

We may be changing this next year tho - so watch this space :lol:


One of the wonderful things of Docker


One of the wonderful things about Docker


thanks :smiley: Updated. There could be many other language errors, not my mother tongue.


thanks @AstonJ. What do you suggest? I think my blog will be mainly about architectures in general with a heavy Elixir flavour. Better to post under the blog posts thread, or a separate thread?


It’s up to you :slight_smile: you can post future posts in this thread or the Elixir Blog Posts thread :023:


Cryptocurrency exchanges usually open their realtime feed for free and, like Coinbase Pro, without even having to create an account. This gives us a great way to build an architecture around realtime market data.

In this article we see how to build an Elixir application to get realtime updates from the coinbase websocket feed, handling crashes and disconnections.


Counting Real-Time Trades

In the Real-time Market-Data Updates with Elixir article, we have seen how to build a Coinbase WebSocket client and receive real-time trades. A reader asked how many trades we receive per second. In general, the rate of trades depends on the product and the time of day.
In this article we start to see how to aggregate these trades in real-time, using the GenServer behaviour. We’ll build an aggregation process that groups and count the trades.


Hey everyone! Happy new year!

Processing Large CSV files with Elixir Streams

In this article I introduce Elixir Streams as a powerful and elegant way to process large CSV files. I compare the greedy and the lazy approach with some memory and cpu benchmarking.

As always, any feedback is really appreciated! :smiley:


Create a High-Availability Kubernetes Cluster on AWS with Kops

This article is mainly focused on DevOps. I show how to create a High-Availability Kubernetes cluster on AWS with Kops and deploy a Phoenix Chat application.

I hope this can be useful to the Elixir community. I find interesting the idea of experimenting and discussing (in further articles) the deployment and update of distributed elixir apps on a Kubernetes cluster.

Please let me know what you think. I’m here for any question :smile: