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Elixir in Action by Saša Jurić

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Chapter 11. Working with components

This chapter covers

  • Creating OTP applications
  • Working with dependencies
  • Building a web server
  • Managing the application environment

At this point, it’s time to turn your attention toward producing releasable systems that can be deployed and started in a simple manner. To reach that goal, you need to learn about OTP applications—a facility that lets you organize your system into reusable components. Applications are a standard way of building Elixir/Erlang production systems and libraries, and relying on them brings various benefits, such as dependency management; simplified system starting; and the ability to build standalone, deployable releases.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to create applications ...

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