Hello guys, I recently crashed into the Elixir train and hopped onto it… I was excited to try the language since it was vaguely similar to Python(ok, closer to Ruby, but Ruby is Python with built in methods and “end” blocks) and it was really easy to implement a web app in Phoenix in comparison to Django/Flask, the dominating web dev frameworks. I’m curious about Phoenix’s direction in other areas besides web apps.
- Can it be used for building PWAs? PWAs are just websites with sw.js file and manifest.json file, so indirectly I’m asking if Phoenix can be used for websites? If not, no worries! I will make a website-like web app with sw.js and manifest.json
- Can it be used for embedded systems and IoT? I also enjoy embedded apps, and Elixir is good for concurrent/distributed apps, so can it be used to program a smart fridge with a chip running multi cores? I want to see how general-purpose Elixir and Phoenix is.
I also notice C++ is used in places where Elixir simply… stinks. Lots of numerical computation, gamedev, OOP and Imperative programming. Is it possible to interop C++ and Elixir, with C++ for the game, and Elixir for the game running on multi cores?
Thanks for reading this far!