Building a Simple Chat App With Elixir and Phoenix
The past few years, more and more applications have been transitioning to websockets
for real-time communication, even forcing some frameworks to implement them (such as
ActionCable in Rails 5). The Phoenix Framework for Elixir implements it
natively, without depending on any external programs such as
Today, we’re going to build a super simple chat application in Elixir using the Phoenix Framework. We’re going to ignore authentication, authorization and other features so we can quickly go over the basics, and get websockets in Elixir running.