Just like Rails did for Ruby, Phoenix looks like it is going to be responsible for drawing a lot of people into the world of Elixir.
Have you used it? What do you think?
Personally I haven’t got into it myself yet - I am a firm believer in learning the language first, but I can’t wait to get my hands on Phoenix!
That’s how I felt about Phoenix – I couldn’t wait to try it, but I forced myself to have some patience and really try to have some solid understanding of Elixir/Erlang/OTP first. I’m glad I decided to do it that way. By the time I got to Programming Phoenix everything made a lot more sense than had I just started there.
I’m very happy that phoenix is very minimal.
Like Elixir to Ruby, Phoenix has a very minimal starting point compared to many web frameworks.
What I love about that is that we can look at rails, or sinatra or one of the node frameworks like hapi as a guide, but then apply it to elixir through phoenix without having to reverse a bunch of decisions.
I love seeing little tidbits like this