Articles authored by Elixir School contributors and members of the community.
Building Real-Time Features with Phoenix Live View and PubSub
Integrate Phoenix PubSub with LiveView to build real-time features capable of broadcasting updates across a set of clients.
TIL Ecto Constraints and Validations
Let's take a look at how Ecto handles these two ways of ensuring data integrity
Walk-Through of Phoenix LiveView
Learn how to use Phoenix LiveView for real-time features without complicated JS frameworks.
Elixir Supervisor Strategies
Learn the ins and outs of Elixir's 3 supervisor strategies
TIL GenServer's `handle_continue/2`
Support non-blocking, async GenServer initialization callbacks with OTP 21's nifty `handle_continue/2`!
Deploying our `Plug.Router` application to Heroku
Want to put your app in the real world? Today we do it with Heroku!
TIL about `Process.send_after/4`
Want to schedule something to run later? Need a reoccurring task? Today we learn how!
Building web apps with Plug.Router
When it comes to building a web application with Elixir many people will immediately reach for Phoenix. However, did you know `Plug.Router` is just as viable an option? Sometimes, it can be even faster.
Understanding Recursion with Elixir
De-mystify the concept of recursion and gain a deeper understanding of how and why to use it by writing our very own recursive function in Elixir.
Connecting Elixir to Kafka with Kaffe
A codealong to help connect Kafka to your Elixir project with the wrapper Kaffe.
TIL How to Run Tests for One Child App in an Umbrella
Run all of the tests, or just a specific tests, for a given child app in an umbrella application with this handy command.
TIL How to Run Ecto Migrations on Production
What to do when you can't use `mix ecto.migrate`
TIL about ExUnit's capture_log option
Capture the output from Logger to clean up your test runs
TIL about `IO.inspect/2`'s `:label` opt
Did you know you could label your output? Neither did we! Check out today's TIL to learn more.
JWT Auth in Elixir with Joken
Use Joken and JOSE for a light-weight implementation of JWT Auth in your Elixir web application.
Elixircards show us how modern learning tools should work through their Elixir Decks.
A brief guide to Ecto.Multi
Learn how to compose and execute batches of queries using Ecto.Multi.
A look at umbrella applications and how they can help us write cleaner maintainable code.
Agnostic Version Management With asdf
Take a dive into flexible version management of Elixir, Erlang, and OTP with `asdf`!
Reviewing Functional Web Development with Elixir, OTP, and Phoenix
Lance Halvorsen shows us how to build our a guessing video game from the ground up using Elixir and OTP. In the end, he shows us how to build a fully working UI experience with Phoenix, Presence and Channels.