Peter Saxton


  1. Building a waitlist for plum mail

  2. Introducing Lean Server for Midas Framework

  3. Lean mean web development

  4. Using Raxx.View in Plug applications

  5. Message passing for actors and humans

  6. Introducing GenBrowser

  7. Errors are not exceptional

  8. Mind your own business View Controller

  9. Raxx - CodeBeamSTO

  10. Building a distributed chatroom with Raxx.Kit

  11. Raxx - refined web development

  12. HTTP is message passing

  13. Git status for Elixir builds

  14. Simple web services with Ace + Elixir

  15. All chat applications; lesson 2

  16. Live coded chat app in 45 minutes

  17. Interface design for HTTP streaming

  18. Working with HTTP/2 in Elixir

  19. Elixir processes for a Rubyist

  20. Tokumei, on the web

  21. Web without the framework

  22. Building a webserver in Elixir

  23. Why I built Raxx

  24. Towards cloud native

  25. 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.