More Elixir on Windows

I am still working my way through the Programming Elixir book.

This time I am trying to get the sample issues app to work on Windows.

Elixir is fine on windows – its the HTTPoison library – it has dependencies that fail silently at compile time. Known issue

However the HTTPotion library does seem to work on windows. I have adapted the sample and have a github repo with this applied.

This is a similar problem to the Javascript/NPM world. Windows is treated as a second class citizen by some of the libraries which creates artificial constraints. Windows can be used as a development platform for more portable development (I use windows at home, ubuntu in the office and have a mac work laptop – I need portability).