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“First you find it strange. Then you can’t get enough of it.” - This was what our Nuno, thought while learning about Elixir.
This guide is geared towards a fairly standard Phoenix application, but can be adapted for use with a plain Elixir app by removing the Phoenix-specific steps. This guide also assumes you're looking to deploy on a cheap VPS on something like Linode or DigitalOcean.
The prelease of Elixir 1.9 earlier this year introduced some powerful new tools. mix release allows us to build a release without Distillery; configuration for our umbrella child apps has been moved to the parent application; the addition of the Config module deprecates Mix.Config and makes it easy to configure our releases, and configuration has been further simplified with the addition of functions like System.fetch_env!. Let’s take advantage of all of these new features in order to build a release of an Elixir umbrella app with the help of Docker.
How To Increase Your Elixir/Postgres Performance 20x With One Weird Trick.
I like to start my side projects by immediately configuring them with a CI pipeline and automatic deployments. I normally go with Heroku, but Heroku has some drawbacks when deploying Elixir applications.