I’m wondering if there is an Elixir web framework that is basically just a router and some templates. I’ve noticed that with Phoenix I just feel like I have too many files and one extra layer of indirection through everything.
I don’t quite understand why the
templates/ folder is not stored under the
views/ folder for instance, since templates are just compiled into those view files, or even why the view files really exist at all – seems like they’re often just empty and play no role other than to follow a naming convention based on the controller.
I think Phoenix is aiming to be powerful enough to drive the most sophisticated current users of Ruby on Rails, but I think there is also a space for those who just want little toy websites, demo apps, examples, etc, and don’t need the extras that Phoenix provides.