Murphy Randle

Software Writer

Category: Tips & Tricks

  • GitHub CoPilot is Good at SQL

    I’m reminded how quickly life can change when I check my blog and see that the last posts were about spending all of my time in Jetbrains products. I’m not using them much now. All my time is spent in VS Code, because I changed teams at https://automattic.com from working on Android to working on […]

  • Unpoly.js

    I’ve been doing a rapid build of a tool for creating team roadmaps at Automattic. We’ve got our plans spread out across P2s, and keeping track of what’s actually doing on is difficult, so naturally I yak-shaved by building a tool to help us build our tools faster. Speed of development has been key to […]

  • Deploying Elixir to Render.com

    I’ve deployed a few different Elixir services to the hosting platform https://render.com and found their provided documentation to be lacking for real-world Phoenix apps. Especially if you’re using Live View. Here’s an augmentation to their guide with the extra steps you might be missing. Initial Setup Follow the official guide: https://render.com/docs/deploy-phoenix but don’t deploy your […]

  • Authenticated Live View Tests

    I’ve been running through Pragmatic Studio’s Live View course, which I highly recommend, and wanted to make a specific note of how to authenticate users when writing Live View tests after adding phx_gen_auth to a Phoenix project. Happily, this is a very short post, because phx_gen_auth does all the work for you. When you’ve run […]