Engineering Blog

We value learning and experimentation to make sure we always provide the best technology solutions for our partners. Here are some of our latest ideas, lessons and learnings.

Ash Framework

Ash

Announcing Ash 3.0

Today Alembic is happy to celebrate the release of Ash 3.0. Ash 3.0 represents a massive effort and many hours of work by members of Alembic, the Ash Core team and the Ash community; reflecting an ongoing commitment to the Ash ecosystem.

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James Harton

8 May 2024 – 2 min read

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Ash

Simplify Your Web Development: Discover the Power of Ash Framework

As businesses increasingly rely on technology to drive operations, the demand for efficient, scalable, and easy-to-maintain applications has never been higher. This is where Ash comes in, serving as a high-level architecture for web applications, and focusing more on designing structures rather than on the minutiae of building them.

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Ben Melbourne

3 May 2024 – 4 min read

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Ash

From Iron to Algorithms: How development frameworks are transforming software engineering

Just as engineering in the built environment changed radically during the industrial revolution in the 18th century, software development is in the process of going through our own period of rapid change, transitioning from the era of individual craftsmanship to industrialisation and automation.

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Ben Melbourne

3 May 2024 – 3 min read

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Strategy & Advisory

Do your tech choices empower a test and learn cycle?

Test, learn and iterate is a core mantra of the product mindset. Technology needs to enable, not block this. Selecting the right tools provide this flexibility both now, and into the future. Software tools and processes need to fuel positive feedback loops.

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Ben Melbourne

1 February 2024 – 2 min read

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Ash

Customising Ash Authentication with Phoenix LiveView

Authentication is a crucial part of most web applications. With the release of Ash Authentication, we are now able to authenticate users in Elixir applications using simple DSL on Ash resources. In this blog post, we will show you how to customise Ash Authentication with Phoenix LiveView.

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Will Tan

19 March 2023 – 4 min read

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Ash

Announcing Ash Authentication

We're extremely pleased to announce the first public release of `ash_authentication` and `ash_authentication_phoenix`. Ash Authentication allows you to authenticate users in your Elixir applications using a simple DSL on your Ash resources.

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James Harton

17 January 2023 – 3 min read

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Elixir

Elixir vs Python for real world AI/ML (Part 2)

In the last part of this series, we will explore a real-world machine learning problem in Python and Elixir. By the end you will have two end-to-end examples of how you can combine clean and unify data sources. Then use that data to train and evaluate a neural network.

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Chris Hopkins

12 January 2023 – 7 min read

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Phoenix LiveView

Improve UX with LiveView page transitions

Let's improve the look and feel of our LiveView apps with page transitions that help users see what's happening when navigating between different parts of your application.

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Mike Buhot

25 November 2022 – 6 min read

Phoenix LiveView Dashboard

Elixir

Monitoring Phoenix LiveView performance

Phoenix LiveView is a game changer for dynamic web application development. But what happens when we get serious traffic, and things slow down? What if we have some ambitious concurrency and latency requirements?

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Rob Ellen

8 October 2021 – 13 min read

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Elixir

High performance Numerical Elixir with Nx

Numerical performance of Elixir code has received a massive boost with the release of Nx - Numerical Elixir. This is an exciting addition to the Elixir ecosystem, read on to find out what you can do with it!

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Rob Ellen

23 September 2021 – 4 min read

FP-TS Functional Programming in TypeScript

TypeScript

Intro to Functional Programming in TypeScript with FP-TS

FP-TS is a useful library for programming TypeScript with the full power of functional programming. It provides some very handy functional tools from Pipelines to Currying to make our TypeScript programs more elegant and robust.

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Nicholas Hammond

13 October 2021 – 5 min read

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Git

The identity of a Git commit explained

Ever wondered how git commits work? This article explains what makes up the identity of a git commit. Knowing this will help you become much more confident running advanced git commands like rebase.

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Kathryn Prestridge

15 November 2021 – 5 min read

FP-TS Functional Programming in TypeScript

TypeScript

Exploring FP-TS Options in TypeScript

FP-TS is a useful library for programming TypeScript with the full power of functional programming. In this article we explore the FP-TS Option feature and how Discriminated Unions help implement it.

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Nicholas Hammond

24 December 2021 – 5 min read