I’m really interested in the future of maintaining phoenix apps given the new practice of dumping generated code into a project versus separating things out as packages (something I think I love).
For example the
phx.gen.auth (something that should never have to change, as José eloquently explained a while back when he wrote it). But for
core_components I got bit pretty bad; all the form function components were re-written and the new generators require the updates to work. So now I have 20 generated routes (
mix phx.gen.live) that work but any new generation will fail. My only recourse was to re-generate a brand new project and diff the core_components and carefully bring over the changes (since I modified the tailwind classes; something that feels reasonable). And even then, I had problems because it meant all my existing routes were broken, so I had to go back and re-write all of the live_views to handle things the new way. (I should note, I love the changes, big props to the change).
That said, there was no change log explaining it, upgrade path, etc…
Curious if I missed something or if others have thoughts on how we can improve this moving forward so we can continue to make phoenix + live view the best web development experience out there.