Playing With Fire

Exploring the web one Elixir at a time

Building a Blog with Phoenix

We’ve previously built a chat server using this Phoenix, but today I thought I would build something simple, just to show how it can be done using Phoenix. For those that are familiar with the Ruby on Rails “build a blog in under 30 minutes” tutorials, this is similar although I can’t promise that it will be that quick.


Phoenix - Building a Chat Server in 15 minutes

This post will try to show how quickly you can build a web application using Elixir and Phoenix.

For those that don’t know what Phoenix is, its a web application framework based on the MVC paradigm. In some ways its similar to Ruby on Rails (RoR). It has a similar structure, there are some generators for common code. Unlike RoR, Phoenix is fast - really fast and extremely stable The Road to 2 Million Websocket Connections in Phoenix.