Elixir with Auth0 #87

Why start with auth? Mostly because anything we'd want to connect or do with our site will require some level of user input, credentials to accomplish. Could we start with something else, like a feature? Sure, but sooner or later we'll need user auth / profile. So head down let's get to it.

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Elixir with App Engine

Remember what started us down the path of managing a kubernetes cluster in the first place? No, it wasn't our own sadistic desire to to devops in an effort to avoid building an actual project, but close. We want to be able to leverage 'live view' in our project, that requires websockets, which all signs pointed to not available on appengine. But wait, what's this? App-Enggine WebSocket Support As of Feb 2019, it looks like we're good to go. That coupled with the $30/month bill we would incur when our gcp credits ran out, this switch seems to make a lot of sense.

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Elixir Deployment

When we last checked in our our struggling hero, me, I was struggling with the Jungle that is AWS and it's layers and layers of AIM roles, services accounts, interwoven services, and endless dependencies. Step one. Oh snap. After a long hard slog, and what felt like death by a thousand tiny cuts, it's working. I now have a deployed Elixir Phoenix App, building, running, rolling updating, all by git commits.

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Elixir with Phoenix

We're doing it again. Avoiding actual work by playing around with Elixir using the Phoenix framework and I love it. Now, can we get it deployed in a reasonable way so that projects we work on can be shown off to the world?

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83: Elm Community

I was gonna steer clear of this topic after initially reading the post by Chris Gregori [Elm and why its not quite ready yet](https://blog.bitsrc.io/elm-and-why-its-not-quite-ready-yet-2c516a81e252) , and the follow up by Lucas Payr [How Can the Elm Community Improve](https://https://medium.com/@orasund/how-can-the-elm-community-improve-79075f0fe1f0) , but it sort of festered on my mind, which listening to this reason behind this weeks tardy release. I have another episode in the cooker, one that was a lot more fun to work on, but there was something about this open conversation that I just can't shake.

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