Phoenix is a modern web framework built for the Elixir programming language. Elegant, fault-tolerant, and performant, Phoenix is as easy to use as Rails and as rock-solid as Elixir's Erlang-based foundation. Phoenix in Action builds on your existing web dev skills, teaching you the unique benefits of Phoenix along with just enough Elixir to get the job done.
Foreword by Sasa Juric, author of Elixir in Action, Second Edition.
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About the Technology
Modern web applications need to be efficient to develop, lightning fast, and unfailingly reliable. Phoenix, a web framework for the Elixir programming language, delivers on all counts. Elegant and intuitive, Phoenix radically simplifies the dev process. Built for concurrency, Phoenix channels make short work of developing real-time applications. And as for reliability, Phoenix apps run on the battle-tested Erlang VM, so they're rock solid!
About the Book
Phoenix in Action is an example-based book that teaches you to build production-quality web apps. You'll handle business logic, database interactions, and app designs as you progressively create an online auction site. As you go, you'll build everything from the core components to the real-time user interactions where Phoenix really shines.
Functional programming in a web environment
An introduction to Elixir
Database interactions with Ecto
Real-time communication with channels
About the Reader
For web developers familiar with a framework like Rails or ASP.NET. No experience with Elixir or Phoenix required.
About the Author
Geoffrey Lessel is a seasoned web developer who speaks and blogs about Elixir and Phoenix.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - GETTING STARTED
Ride the Phoenix
Intro to Elixir
A little Phoenix overview
PART 2 - DIVING IN DEEP
Phoenix is not your application
Elixir application structure
Bring in Phoenix
Making changes with Ecto.Changeset
Transforming data in your browser
Plugs, assigns, and dealing with session data
Associating records and accepting bids
PART 3 - THOSE IMPORTANT EXTRAS
Using Phoenix channels for real-time communication