Peter Saxton

  1. Errors are not exceptional

  2. Mind your own business View Controller

  3. Raxx - CodeBeamSTO

  4. Building a distributed chatroom with Raxx.Kit

  5. Raxx - refined web development

  6. HTTP is message passing

  7. Git status for Elixir builds

  8. Simple web services with Ace + Elixir

  9. All chat applications; lesson 2

  10. Live coded chat app in 45 minutes

  11. Interface design for HTTP streaming

  12. Working with HTTP/2 in Elixir

  13. Elixir processes for a Rubyist

  14. Tokumei, on the web

  15. Web without the framework

  16. Building a webserver in Elixir

  17. Why I built Raxx

  18. Towards cloud native

  19. Simply starting something


Creator of Raxx; Elixir addict and open source evangelist.

Short Bio

Working with Elixir everyday at, 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.