DockYard has been investing in the Elixir eco-system since we first adopted Elixir nearly four years ago. Over the past three years we have been the Platinum Sponsor at ElixirConf and nearly two years ago we became the Sponsor for the Phoenix Framework when we hired Chris McCord to work on Phoenix nearly year-round.
Today we’re proud to announce that we are extending our investment in Elixir by seeking an Elixir dev to lead the development for a first-class Elixir deployment library. This project will have direct oversight by the Elixir Core Team. We plan to make the result of this effort 100% Open Source.
Please see our recent ElixirConf announcement:
Why are we interested in Deployment?
Over the past few years we have been incredibly impressed with how mature the Elixir tooling and great app eco-system has developed. When we are faced with evangelizing Elixir into communities and companies most questions are easy to answer. However, the one question that is always difficult to answer is the one around deployment. There have been some very good efforts around deployment in Elixir to date but too often they fall short of the level of ease we’ve come to expect from the other aspects of Elixir.
DockYard is in a unique position where we will significantly benefit from having a first-class build and release system for Elixir. It will make our jobs easier for estimating, building, and maintaining our client apps. We believe in the power of Open Source and know that this effort won’t be complete without community involvement so we are more than happy to make the result of this effort freely available.
Who are we seeking?
We’d like to source ideas and applications from the community. We have a general idea around the architecture for this, but deployment is a complex issue. This will be a challenge no doubt. One that we are confident that Elixir itself will make easier than it would be otherwise in other languages.
Please apply on our Join Us page. We are looking forward to working with you and making Elixir the best platform ever.