The Phoenix Framework is an Elixir-based re-imagining of Ruby on Rails. Phoenix provides convenient and efficient access to web browsers, mobile and IoT devices, and more. It also has great tooling for configuration, debugging, optimization, etc.

Some of the things I particularly like about Phoenix include its:

  • explicit approach
  • great performance
  • thoughtful design


Like Rails, Phoenix makes it very easy to generate Web 1.0 pages, consisting of static HTML, CSS, etc. And, because view templates compile down to executable functions, the HTML generation is extremely fast. However, the framework's Web 2.0 options are still wide open. See Clients for some discussion and speculation.


I'm not a huge fan of JSON as a data serialization format. Fortunately, various folks have come up with interesting alternatives. See Formats for some discussion and speculation.

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Topic revision: r61 - 11 Apr 2016, RichMorin
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