Saša Jurić

Author of Elixir in Action

Saša is a software developer at Aircloak, a startup developing a solution for plug-and-play privacy compliance. He has many years of experience building server systems, as well as desktop applications using various languages and technologies. For the past eight years, his focus has been on building backend systems using Elixir and Erlang. He is the author of "Elixir in Action", and is an occasional blogger at theerlangelist.com.

Upcoming conferences:

Saša Jurić
Code BEAM Lite Italy 2019
22 Mar 2019
09.00 - 10.00



Past conferences

Saša Jurić
Code BEAM Lite Amsterdam 2018
30 Nov 2018
09.15 - 09.55

Such great heights

If you don't have a hammer, nothing looks like a nail. Concurrency in BEAM is a great fit for a lot of problems, but it's often overlooked, because many of us have worked for a long time without having such hammer in our tool belt. By doing so, we may have settled for improvisations in place of a more appropriate tool.

This talk aims to raise the awareness about the potential of BEAM concurrency by presenting a real-world situation where Elixir has been used to reinvent a wheel, and implement a brand new solution to a well-known problem, despite the fact that there were many off-the-shelf options available. We'll examine the motivation behind this decision, and go through some interesting technical aspects of the implementation.


After the talk, the audience will gain a better feeling about what can be achieved with BEAM concurrency, and they will hopefully be motivated to reach for it more frequently.