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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.
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Learn more in less time. The series is about 45 minutes long and is included when you subscribe to the Alchemist's Edition.
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.
In part 2 of our series we take our existing data and determine how to structure it inside our Elixir application.
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.
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.
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.
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.