Alex Anderson

It is what it is

Why I prefer Elixir/Phoenix to Meteor

2016-06-21 Alex AndersonCode

  • Build times are much faster. I’m a ‘code it, save it, check it’ kind of programmer, programming features bit by bit rather than all at once. Meteor rebuilds (on the server especially) take a really long time. On Elixir (with Webpack, in my case), it’s virtually instantaneous, meaning less time to get distracted.

  • Pattern matching has saved my bacon on more than one occasion already. Writing GraphQL queries which have different arguments with the premier GraphQL library ( is a cinch. I’m sure I’ll just keep finding uses for that language feature.

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