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Moving to Elixir

Ready to build an Elixir application?

In this series you'll build an application that's been extracted from a real-world example. We'll learn how to work with existing data in Elixir with Ecto, download data from another website, decode and parse CSVs, we’ll even get introduced to OTP and see how it can provide resiliency for our application.

At the end of the series you'll see how easy it is to be productive with Elixir.

By purchasing the series you'll not only learn more about Elixir and Phoenix - you'll be supporting ElixirCasts so we can continue to produce high quality Elixir content.

Learn more in less time. The series is about 45 minutes long and requires a one-time purchase of $29.

Some things we'll cover:

  • Phoenix 1.3
  • Contexts
  • Custom Mix Tasks
  • Pagination
  • Plug
  • GenServer
  • Redirection
  • Ecto with MySQL
  • Custom URLs
  • Streams
  • Routing
  • Working with CSVs
  • Flow
  • Supervisors
  • Fault Tolerance
  • We’ll even use some Erlang in our Elixir!

Moving to Elixir Part 1

In the first episode of the Moving to Elixir course we create our application with a MySQL database. Then we import our existing database and make sure our application starts.

Moving to Elixir Part 2

In part 2 of our series we take our existing data and determine how to structure it inside our Elixir application.

Moving to Elixir Part 3

In part 3 we tackle URLs. We create a new URL structure to go along with our new app. Then we use Plug to create a custom redirect module to handle traffic to the old URL structure.

Moving to Elixir Part 4

In part 4 we work on some improvements to our interface. We’ll add pagination, use Ecto to ensure we’re only displaying the cars we want to. Then we’ll see how helper functions can be used in our templated.

Moving to Elixir Part 5

Now that our interface is working, we turn our attention to making sure our inventory it displays is current. We’ll create a custom Mix Task that we can run to import and update our inventory.

Moving to Elixir Part 6

In part 6 we experiment with OTP to see how we can make our inventory import more resilient. Then we’ll use the power of concurrency in Elixir to speed up our inventory import.

Who is this for?
Anyone that has a basic understanding of Elixir and Phoenix (or another MVC framework) and wants to build a web application with it. If you’ve never seen a line of Elixir code before, don't worry, while this series doesn't require you to be an expert, you will want to have a basic understanding of Elixir and Phoenix before you get started.

What you’ll get
High quality screencasts - just like you see on ElixirCasts.io. Each episode in the series will build on the previous ones. We’ll end with a working application. The series comes with notes for each episode, making it easy to follow along.

What you’ll need
We'll be using Elixir 1.4 and Phoenix 1.3.

Still not sure
If you purchase the series, but didn't like it that's ok. We'll refund 100% of the purchase as long as you let us know within 30 days.