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.
Phoenix in Action is an example-based tutorial that teaches you how to use the Phoenix framework to build production-quality web apps. Following a running example of an online auction site, you'll design and build everything from the core components that drive the app to the real-time user interactions where Phoenix really shines. You'll handle business logic, database interactions, and app designs that take advantage of functional programming as you discover a better way to develop web applications.
* Use channels for real-time communication
* Learn database interactions with Ecto
* Hands-on examples
* Step-by-step instructions
Written for web developers familiar with a framework like Rails or ASP.NET. No experience of Elixir or Phoenix required.
About the technology
Phoenix is a web framework for the Elixir language. Phoenix applications are blazingly fast, and as a developer you'll appreciate the attention to detail in the framework design that makes you superproductive almost immediately. In particular, Phoenix channels provide an easy way to set up and manage real-time communication.
Geoffrey Lessel has been a web developer for over 15 years-first with PHP and Perl and now with Ruby on Rails and Phoenix. He has spoken at ElixirConf and blogs about Elixir and Ecto at geoffreylessel.com.