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Programming Phoenix by Jose Valim, Bruce Tate, Chris McCord

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Chapter 1Introducing Phoenix

In the first few paragraphs to open this book, you probably expect us to tell you that Phoenix is radically different—newer and better than anything that’s come before. We know that Phoenix is a bold name for a bold framework, but look. By now, you’ve likely seen enough web frameworks to know most of our ideas aren’t new. It’s the combination of so many of the best ideas from so many other places that has so many people excited.

You’ll find metaprogramming capabilities that remind you of Lisp and domain-specific languages (DSLs) that remind you at times of Ruby. Our method of composing services with a series of functional transformations is reminiscent of Clojure’s Ring. We achieved such throughput and reliability ...

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