tl;dr Brand new to phoenix. I’m creating a discord clone to learn elixir/phoenix.
The basic requirement is for a client to send audio bytes (base64 encoded) over a socket to my server and the server should respond by broadcasting that message out to all the other clients.
I’m wondering if phoenix channels are appropriate because:
All channels (seem) to use the same socket connection. Due to the nature of the requirements I think this particular piece should be handled by a different socket connection (this might be unnecessary. thats just my initial take on it so far).
The message body of the socket contains a lot of phoenix related metadata and structure. I’m wondering what this structure does and how it impacts my application. I’m just paranoid because this socket will be streaming real-time audio. I don’t want its heavy usage to somehow degrade the application.
I plan on using Phoenix Live View in other parts of the application (as part of some generic CRUD interface). I don’t want the quality of that service to degrade because of the real-time audio usage.