- LiveView is a SSR library for Phoenix
- Absinthe is a library for phoenix that provides GraphQL, here are instructions for installing it.
- brew install elixir
- mix local.hex
- mix archive.install https://github.com/phoenixframework/archives/raw/master/phoenix%5Fnew.ez
Notes on framework
connection |> endpoint() |> plug() |> plug() ... |> router() |> HelloWebController()
lib/app_name/application.ex has the logic for starting, stopping, and supervising each application
lib/app_name_web/endpoint.ex: beginning of the web logic
“Generally speaking, a context encapsulates all business logic for a common purpose. This way, we can interact with our business logic from controllers, channels or remote APIs, without having to duplicate code. In a nutshell, a controller exists to work with context functions. It parses end user requests, calls context functions and translates those results into something the end user can understand. Each slice of code has an isolated purpose. The context doesn’t know about the controller, and the controller doesn’t know about the business rules.”
– Form Programming Phoenix1
Router: define pipelines and routes
-> Controller: functional logic before view
-> View: render template
- Historically, releases were served by distillery a third party utility that packaged the web app up as a tar ball. This was replaced by a native elixir solution via mix release in elixir 1.9.
iex -S mix