A while back to test the elixir ecosystem and explore the language I built a reddit style site. Always wanted to refactor it and learning LiveView was a great excuse to do so. The project refactor is pretty far along and now has the following goals:
continually update it to try and find and set standards for using LiveView & Phoenix in websites that can in theory hit high complexity or scale (feedback appreciated for those interested! I have a small list of improvements I already want to make and definitely am interested in more ideas for things like handling needs-auth events and such. I want to also improve the clarity on the event driven components)
Update as LiveView evolves toward 1.0 release. I took out file uploads for example because I heard that’s getting some love soon so I’ll wait on that.
Theorize and describe how it would scale in theory and what factors to consider in distributed OTP design. Could make a nice example eventually.
And a demo site so you can see how the features go together:
https://www.smileys.pub (will make more mobile friendly soonish)
I’ll want to write a more detailed article soon about designing this but definitely interested in thoughts so far