Podcast: ThinkingElixir 056 - Fly-ing Elixir Close to Users with Kurt Mackey

In episode 56 of Thinking Elixir, Kurt Mackey, founder at Fly.io talks about what makes the Fly platform unique and why hosting Elixir applications there makes a lot of sense. They started out looking to make a better CDN for developers and this pushed them to try deploying Full Stack applications closer to users, not just the static assets! We learn about the tech behind the networking, how databases can be moved closer to users, and how LiveView is even more awesome when it is close to users. Kurt also shares what he sees as the future for databases as the industry continues to move into globally distributed applications.

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