Episode 2

EMx 002: ElixirScript with Bryan Joseph


May 8th, 2018

34 mins 26 secs

Your Hosts
Special Guest

About this Episode


  • Charles Max Wood
  • Josh Adams
  • Justin Bean

Special Guests: Bryan Joseph

In this episode of Elixir Mix, the panel discusses ElixirScript with Bryan Joseph. Bryan works for Revelry Labs, has been a programmer for about 10 years, and has worked with Elixir since about 2013. They talk about what ElixirScript is, why you would want to use it, and why he came about wanting to create it. They also touch on different open source libraries that he has created and the importance of usability.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Bryan intro
  • Elixir
  • What is ElixirScript?
  • Use it through a transpiler
  • What are the biggest challenges facing ElixirScript?
  • Usability
  • Where would you use ElixirScript?
  • Use it on web applications or on node
  • How easy is it to use this on top of a front-end library?
  • Hex packages
  • What’s the build process like?
  • There is a compile step
  • Mix compile
  • Include output folder in whatever app you are doing
  • Creates ES modules
  • What’s the most ambitious ElixirScript project going on right now?
  • To-do application
  • Was there a pain point at all?
  • How far did you get with processes?
  • Processes library
  • Do have plans to move this over to WebAssembly?
  • ElixirScript React Library
  • Vue
  • Webpack
  • And much, much more!