Peter Saxton


  1. All chat applications; lesson 2

  2. Live coded chat app in 45 minutes

  3. Interface design for HTTP streaming

  4. Working with HTTP/2 in Elixir

  5. Elixir processes for a Rubyist

  6. Tokumei, on the web

  7. Web without the framework

  8. Building a webserver in Elixir

  9. Why I built Raxx

  10. Towards cloud native

  11. Simply starting something


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.