Phoenix on Rails - a Phoenix tutorial for Ruby on Rails developers

Hi everyone! (Sorry if this isn’t the right place to post this; admins, do what you must.)

My name is George Arrowsmith and I’m happy to announce the launch of my new course, Phoenix on Rails.

Phoenix on Rails is a 59-lesson written tutorial that teaches Elixir, Phoenix and LiveView from scratch to developers who already have experience with Ruby on Rails. The course is designed to leverage your existing knowledge of Rails to accelerate your learning of Elixir and Phoenix.

Throughout the course, you’ll build two fully-featured Phoenix applications, introducing you to all the major concepts of Elixir, Phoenix, and LiveView. Everything is explained from the perspective of a Rails developer - the aim is to take maximum advantage of what you already know, speeding up your learning compared to a generic tutorial that’s aimed at anybody.

I worked full-time with Rails for five years before switching to Phoenix and I haven’t looked back yet. I don’t miss working with Rails at all; literally everything about Phoenix is better and more fun and productive to work with (as I’m sure many people here agree!) But learning Phoenix was frustrating at first; the two frameworks are more different than they first appear, and it was painful to be slow in a new technology when I was already comfortable with Rails. These early frustrations are what inspired me to eventually write Phoenix on Rails, as I know that a lot of people come to Phoenix from a Rails background as I did.

As a special offer to the ElixirForum community, I’m providing a $10 discount: just use the code ELIXIRFORUM at checkout.

I am looking forward to seeing you at Phoenix on Rails! I hope you enjoy the course and let me know here or elsewhere if you have any questions or feedback.



Sounds promising, even if my Rails days are long gone (learned another language in the meantime).

I have a few questions:

  1. What format do you provide your lessons in? html, pdf or other?
  2. I have read the faqs on your page. Maybe I missed it, but: what kind of apps (as todo list, chat room, etc) are built during the course?
  3. How much of it is about LiveView?
  4. Do I have to refresh or update my rails skills? Guess I stopped at Rails 3.2.

Thanks for your answers.