Video - Native UI with Elixir and wxWidgets

This livestream turned out well. We got the Erlang wx module to work as intended in Elixir. We built a window, we made some controls, we made them interact. Good fun.

This stream connects to some previous thoughts I’ve expressed about taking shortcuts in software or prioritizing developer experience over end-user experience, efficiency, consistency and so on. I wrote about that as the idea of artisanal software. wxWidgets is a bit more pragmatic than that lofty post. But I’ve been curious to do more with it for ages.

The project repo I built up during the stream is available here and the video is below.

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