Video: Improving a GenServer, My IoT Lightswitch2021-12-21
GenServer is the typical Actor abstraction in Erlang and Elixir. I’ve used one for talking to my Elgato Keylights in the lightswitch project. I made it sort of dumb.
It was a quick job so I want to improve it in a few ways.
- Make it not need to pull the new state from lights before sending commands.
- Pull state in the background occasionally to keep relatively up-to-date.
- Always fetch status after sending commands.
- If there is time, improve the lighting on the keybow to represent the state of the lights.
Spoiler, most of it got done during the stream :)