Organizations and users are increasingly demanding more complex frontend web interactions in the browser, which require more complex web application development. The development solution to meet this demand has been to build, essentially, two separate applications: a backend application to manage the servers and database, and a frontend application to handle user interactions, and then to create a bridge to make the two communicate.
What if there was one programming language that could answer the needs of both the backend and frontend? With Phoenix LiveView, the answer becomes possible.
Phoenix LiveView Controls Web App Process
LiveView works by having the server-side code make all the decisions about what’s on the page and how to react to things the user does. It can do this for one user or for multiple users interacting; for example, several people updating orders in a system and seeing each other’s changes in real time, or playing an online strategy game together.
Phoenix LiveView has capabilities far beyond what other languages and frameworks can offer today, thanks to years of work on Phoenix Channels, and decades of design and tuning in the Erlang VM. Companies that can develop powerful web applications with Elixir, Phoenix, and LiveView will gain a significant competitive advantage in deploying and maintaining their digital properties.
The Phoenix LiveView Challenge: PhoenixPhrenzy
Elixir developers have already been building LiveView demos doing things such as letting users play Pacman against others in the browser, or having a clock that updates every millisecond. These demos aren’t really the kind of thing for which LiveView will be most useful, but they do show that it’s incredibly fast and can handle large workloads without slowing down.
Now it’s time for developers to really go all-in with the power of LiveView. DockYard is hosting Phoenix Phrenzy, a competition in which developers can build demos in Elixir and share with the larger open source community the potential of LiveView. This is a chance for all developers to try out Elixir — and for frontend developers to try out a stack that lets them iterate more quickly.
|Submissions accepted||7/29, 2 p.m. ET to 9/30, 5 p.m. ET|
|Review period||9/30, 5 p.m. ET to 10/7, 12 p.m. ET|
|Voting||10/7, 12 p.m. ET to 10/20, 5 p.m. ET|
|Winner announced||10/21, 12 p.m. ET|
Projects should be completed within the contest submission period. For more information, visit PhoenixPhrenzy.com.
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