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With the new year, the Phoenix team has been making steady progress towards a 1.4 release with some great new features. There’s still a few milestones yet to hit before release, but in master you’ll find HTTP2 support, faster development compile-times, new JSON encoding, and more. Let’s dive in and take a tour of the progress we’ve made over the last few months.
Most users choose insecure passwords, and for most use cases it's safer and easier to have them click a link in an email to authenticate themselves. An added advantage is that the lack of a password prevents the website leaking user passwords in the event of a data breach/hack.
Let’s take another bite out of Mastering Bitcoin and implement the algorithm Andreas describes for “mining for vanity addresses” at the end of chapter four. After we implement the basic algorithm, we’ll add our Elixir special sauce and turn it into a fully parallelized procedure.
In this blog post, I will explain how you can run your Elixir application inside Docker. This is useful if you’re developing an API that your app developers are using: They don’t need to install Elixir; rather, they can simply install Docker and run your container. For simplicity’s sake, we will use the Phoenix framework to serve a website from the Docker container.
Bootstrap 4 has been out recently. Let’s use the advantage of that and learn how to integrate front-end libraries into Phoenix projects. There are several ways to achieve that. Let’s take a look at some of them.