I’ve been working with Ruby for 10 years and also with web scraping, mainly to get data from legacy systems that does not have an API. I think Elixir and Phoenix are the future of Web development, but I always missed a library like Mechanize so I could adopt Elixir as my main language. Time passed and, as far as I know, nothing like it was created, so I decided to rewrite the library myself in Elixir.
After a lot of work and learning Elixir while creating the library in my spare time, finally, I’ve launched the initial version.
It is a minimal version, which does not handle cookies yet. I plan to launch improvements like the treatment of cookies over the next few weeks.
I also want to contribute regularly from now on to the community and I hope to make it even stronger. I appreciate any feedback, pull requests or documentation improvement, since I’m not a native English speaker.