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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.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

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.

What's inside

  • 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


  1. Ride the Phoenix
  2. Intro to Elixir
  3. A little Phoenix overview

  5. Phoenix is not your application
  6. Elixir application structure
  7. Bring in Phoenix
  8. Making changes with Ecto.Changeset
  9. Transforming data in your browser
  10. Plugs, assigns, and dealing with session data
  11. Associating records and accepting bids

  13. Using Phoenix channels for real-time communication
  14. Building an API
  15. Testing in Elixir and Phoenix

About The Author

Geoffrey Lessel is a seasoned web developer who speaks and blogs about Elixir and Phoenix.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (April 26, 2019)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638356202

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