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Do you feel like you spend more time fighting your framework than focusing on building out features and functionality? Sophie DeBenedetto, co-author of Programming Phoenix LiveView, has been there, too, understands where you're coming from, and can show you an alternative path to productivity and happiness. Scroll down to read Sophie's interview, join the AMA, and get a chance at a free ebook.

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A Pleasure to Write and Lots of Fun to Do
May 17, 2023

Sophie DeBenedetto has written Elixir professionally on the engineering team at the Flatiron School, she's the co-host of the Beam Radio Podcast, she's on the board of the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation, and she participates in an Elixir mentoring group for people who are underrepresented in tech. So while it probably wouldn't shock you to learn that she's the co-author of Programming Phoenix LiveView, you may find it very surprising to hear that she doesn't even work with Elixir at her day job.

The fact that Sophie dedicates so much of her free time to this technology and its ecosystem says volumes about her passion for it. And with an endorsement like that, it should also be pretty clear why you need to check out Elixir for yourself if you haven't already.

We recently sat down with Sophie to discuss Elixir for web application development, the declarative approach to programming in a functional language, Phoenix and Phoenix LiveView (particularly in comparison to Ruby on Rails), what "hiding the JavaScript" really means in the best possible sense, treating concurrency, scale and fault tolerance as first-class citizens, and much more. With her vast knowledge of and deep experience in Elixir, Phoenix, LiveView, and the rest of the related ecosystem, Sophie was able to show us where these technologies truly excel and how to put them into production today.

You can read the full interview with Sophie at https://forum.devtalk.com/t/spotlight-sophie-debenedetto-author-interview-and-ama/108726/2. And while you're there, be sure to drop a question in the AMA. You'll get a personal answer back, and you'll also get a chance to win a free ebook copy of Programming Phoenix LiveView.

And if AMAs aren't your thing, use the promo code devtalk.com for 35% off Programming Phoenix LiveView at pragprog.com.

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