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DevSnack #58: When selecting a web development framework we look for something that offers high productivity levels, maintainability, and scalability. Phoenix, the main framework of Elixir, aims to be our best friend, offering more than what we’re looking for. This DevSnack explains why it has piqued the interest of several people around the community. Let’s see what makes Phoenix a good catch!

#1 – Elixir and Phoenix: The Future of Web APIs and Apps?

Christian Nelson (@xianpants) explains why Phoenix and Elixir piqued his interest. He also shares some thoughts about his experience, after giving a try to this framework by rewriting one of their in-house web applications.

#2 – Why Phoenix is exciting for the modern web?

In this post Hjörtur Hilmarsson (@hjortureh) walk us through many aspects of Phoenix, Elixir and Erlang VM. He also shows a few challenges of web development like concurrency, real-time communication and distribution and shows how these tools face them.

#3 – An Introduction to APIs with Phoenix

Micha Woods (@mwoods79) gives a brief and nutritious introduction to API building with Phoenix. She also describes some of the tools used around the ecosystem of this framework.

#4 – How fast is Phoenix/Elixir?

Yes, Phoenix seems to be fast, but… show me the numbers! In this article Fabio Akita (@AkitaOnRails) shares his performance analysis.

#5 – Guts of Phoenix web socket channels

Channels are a very powerful feature of Phoenix. In this link Zohaib Rauf (@zabirauf) shows us the way Phoenix channels are designed and how Phoenix web socket layer works.

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