Hex is one of the few tools that virtually every Elixir and Erlang developer relies on, yet many people never get past deps.get. Hex can do a lot more to make you more productive, and is taking steps to proactively prevent issues (like leftpad) from ever happening.
I want to take you on a journey through this incredible piece of software, including some interesting features, the security measures taking place behind the scenes, and other interesting nuances that live deep in the source code.
I am a reformed graphic designer that got my start in web development 15 years ago. I have made a career in front-end development, PHP, Rails, and for the last year or so, in Elixir.
I am a contributor to hex and hex.pm and in my spare time I tinker with hardware projects.