I’m trying to do some crazy dynamic things and all this Elixir thing is very new to me, so i have a little question
If i have a running api in elixir, let’s imagine a client call something like ‘GET /load-plugin/magic’.
Could i install the package magic from hex.pm into the running app and starting using it or this is just too magic for Elixir?
In general Elixir supports dynamic code loading, so this should be possible, although probably not easy. A completely different question is, if this is a good idea. I could also do something like
GET /load-plugin/malicious that I uploaded with some, well, malicious intent. I cannot see how security could be provided in such system.
If you are looking something like me I know how to solve it.
After write some dependencies for my future project(s) I will create a site with CMS.
One thing is easy customize all you can see in web app.
I want to split CMS into multiple packages (and name them: “plugins”) and I want to disable and enable them with dependencies etc.
I want to solve this by creating a
menus table in database with lots of info.
Menu target could be an article. After click on “disable articles” we can set
true for each menu that targets on article. In that way we can filter a menus by this boolean and in
Plug we can validate a menu link by checking this boolean and some other things (like user role).
It’s a lot lines of code to write, but it’s possible, but in this case you need to have all dependencies already installed. I think this is a good balance between configurable site and language/framework “hacks”.