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Programming Phoenix by Jose Valim, Bruce Tate, Chris McCord

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Wrapping Up

We’ve gotten off to a strong start. You’ve created a first project. Though all of the concepts might still be a bit hazy, you now have a high-level understanding of how Phoenix projects hang together. The core concepts are these:

  • We installed Phoenix, which is built using Erlang and OTP for the service layer, Elixir for the language, and Node.js for packaging static assets.

  • We used the Elixir build tool mix to create a new project and start our server.

  • Web applications in Phoenix are pipelines of plugs.

  • The basic flow of traditional applications is endpoint, router, pipeline, controller.

  • Routers distribute requests.

  • Controllers call services and set up intermediate data for views.

In the next chapter, we’re going to build a more hardy ...

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