I have been doing web applications in PHP with Laravel framework for last four years.
It’s time to try something new so I decided to use Phoenix, could you please recommend me a good video series or tutorial which uses best practices and works on real project (example: blog, chat or something similar)?
Is there a similar website to https://laracasts.com where I can watch premium tutorials for a monthly fee?
I use both of those as well and they are great, especially supplemented with reading materials. I’m glad to hear that the author is updating these, especially for Phoenix 1.3.
I’ve used elixircasts.io before. You can learn some quick tips and good concepts from his videos. However, I haven’t gone through his new course Moving to Elixir which costs $30. I really like his work though so I think I am going to try it out.
It looks as though the interest in Elixir at DailyDrips has dried up with the last videos released being October/November 2017. As a learning exercise I started at the beginning of the Phoenix tutorials and they’re grossly out of date being based on 1.3-rcX when the project structure was up in the air. If I didn’t know anything about Elixir or Phoenix it would have been impossible to make the examples work.
My advice to anyone curious would be to avoid it until they either get back to Elixir, or update the old videos.
I personally benefit from project-based series’ over standalone, abstract lessons when I’m starting off.
In saying that, a couple of areas I want to give some time to for toy projects are: webhook emitters in Phoenix using PubSub; understanding how to feed Presence with more than just Plug connections; and leex & yecc after stumbling across Mix.compilers/0