Peter Saxton


  1. Building a distributed chatroom with Raxx.Kit

  2. Raxx - refined web development

  3. HTTP is message passing

  4. Git status for Elixir builds

  5. Simple web services with Ace + Elixir

  6. All chat applications; lesson 2

  7. Live coded chat app in 45 minutes

  8. Interface design for HTTP streaming

  9. Working with HTTP/2 in Elixir

  10. Elixir processes for a Rubyist

  11. Tokumei, on the web

  12. Web without the framework

  13. Building a webserver in Elixir

  14. Why I built Raxx

  15. Towards cloud native

  16. Simply starting something


Tagline

Creator of Raxx; Elixir addict and open source evangelist.

Short Bio

Working with Elixir everyday at paywithcurl.com, and loving it. Discovered Elixir after using Python, JavaScript, Ruby and Scala. Before programming was conducting research into quantum optics.

Believes that message passing is a great way to think about distributed systems. Nowadays developing Raxx with the goal of extending message passing beyond the BEAM.


I have an Master of Physics (MPhys) from Oxford and started a Phd in Scotland following some travelling. I found the Phd was not well suited to me and I left to find faster feedback in the real world. An intense introduction to Ruby on the Makers Academy 3 month coding course was the change of direction I needed.

I haven't looked back. I freelanced immediately after graduating Makers, working on projects involving Ruby, JavaScript and Elixir. Recently I have been working at a proptech start-up as a senior developer, this time with Scala.

A regular participant in hacknights and meet-ups in London I am always learning something new. I am keen to share my latest insights and have written and presented on the topic of Domain Driven Design. Currently I am enjoying seeing how DDD concepts merge with the rigor of functional languages.

My primary aim is to become a software craftsman and to build the future of the web.

Outside of programming, I enjoy surfing, Terry Pratchett and Dartmoor.