How to keep up with the changes in the ecosystem

Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance - one of my favorite quotes.

There are a lot of parts within for e.g the Elixir ecosystem; Elixir, Phoenix, Ecto, Liveview, Nx etc coupled with various tools(IDE, DevOPs etc). As a newbie I would like to find out how one can keep up with changes in the ecosystem. Frameworks are updated as scheduled; books might remain the same- how does one keep up.


by reading the CHANGELOGs,
talks in conferences sometimes cover these changes.

You can also subscribe to newsletters such as and, which are quite helpful to keep up with changes in the ecosystem. The Thinking Elixir podcast is also announcing various updates and features.

books might remain the same

Indeed, but I think it is worth mentioning that the Elixir ecosystem is pretty stable overall. Books are good to give you a deeper understanding of concepts and architecture, which do not change significantly as new features are added (except maybe from LiveView which is pretty different from traditional Phoenix). And the documentation is outstanding and up-to-date, and often includes super helpful guides.