Which existing open source projects would benefit Elixir the most from extra dev effort?



@dimitarvp I’m not sure exactly if this is what you are looking for, but a similar feature is finding its way into ExUnit: https://github.com/elixir-lang/elixir/pull/8002


Makeup (my “port” of pygments, now used by ExDoc) could use some new lexers (I haven’t had much time to work on it now). As of now, ExDoc doesn’t support lexers for languages other than Elixir, but that will change soon, when I implement automatic lexer discovery at app startup time.


ExSync is great! Can really speed up development. Makes development with Elixir super convenient.

I just got a pull request accepted for it that improves it so it also listens to changes to local dependencies (eg. any dependencies you have mix deps set to reference by :path or :in_umbrella).

I also put it in my phoenix app and it works for things the phoenix reloader doesn’t catch.


2nd for arc


Whats the differences, if any, between exsync and cortex?


exsync just does reloading and so forth.

cortex does reloading as well as testing and other things (I hope it gets some updates soon!)


Can you give several examples? What has been tripping you up and you wished there was tooling for it?


phauxth might also benefit from some help. It’s the best authentication/authorization solution so far for me, more intuitive/flexible than coherence. The author seems to be really busy recently.