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ThinkingElixir 125: Elixir at the Royal Bank of Canada

Episode 125 of Thinking Elixir. While hearing how Elixir is being used in the Royal Bank of Canada’s Capital Markets, we learned a lot of extra things we didn’t expect! Thanos Vassilakis, head of R&D in the CM group, explained how middle managers talk about “scaling” to mean hiring staff with the goal of using all of their budgets. Not the kind of scaling we typically think about! Thanos identified the biggest problem limiting Elixir’s adoption at large financial institutions and it wasn’t what we expected. He also shared stories of how LiveView greatly out performed React when rendering hundreds of live updating financial charts and, after experimenting with it, the React devs fully adopted LiveView! Lots of great insights and stories in this one!