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 ...