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Elixir's Ecto: Functional Relational Data Access Done Right by Brad Urani

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Sick of leaky abstractions? Building for the web? You won't want to use anything else!

What's this all about? Brad Urani at LambdaConf 2018 told us all about Ecto, Elixir's answer to functional-relational data access, check it out.

 

Elixir's Ecto: Functional Relational Data Access Done Right

Relational databases provide a challenge for functional programmers: they're inherently mutable, but they're still the best choice for many applications due to their guarantees and performance. 
 
Fortunately, functional languages like Elixir and the frameworks built around them are reinventing the way we do SQL, and the results are all positive. Join us and learn about Ecto, Elixir's answer to functional-relational data access. If you're sick of leaky abstractions, you'll love how it exposes the database for what it is. If you're building for the web, you'll love how its incorporation into the Phoenix web framework is modernizing web development. If you've had a bad experience with database abstractions in the past, you won't want to use anything else. 
 
Just don't call it an ORM.
 
This talk was given by Brad Urani at LambdaConf 2018.