Episode 86

EMx 085: Riak Core and Partisan with Mariano Guerra


January 7th, 2020

48 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode of Elixir Mix the panel interviews Mariano Guerra. Mariano wrote some wonderful tutorial blogs outlining how to use Riak Core in Elixir. He begins the episode by sharing a little about himself and his work. Mariano then defines Riak Core and tells the story of where it came from. He explains what he loves about Riak Core and dubs himself the unofficial cheerleader of Riak Core.


Mariano tells the panel about his blog articles and what listeners will find in them. He explains to the panel what inspired him to write them. Mariano then gives the panel examples of the problems solved by Riak Core and the best use cases for it. Partisan is the next subject the panel asks Mariano about. Mariano shares the story of where Partisan came from and explains when you want to use it. 


Finally, Mariano tells the panel about his work for the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation. Right now he is working hard to unify the documentation for all the Beam languages. He shares his admiration for the Elixir documentation and explains that Erlang documentation needs a lot of work. The panel discusses how unifying the Beam will help the community and make their lives easier. 


  • Mark Ericksen

  • Josh Adams

  • Sophie DeBenedetto


  • Mariano Guerra


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