Chris McCord Avatar

Chris McCord

I’m Chris McCord, a programmer with a passion for science and building things. I spend my time crafting the Phoenix Framework, working with the fine folks at DockYard, writing books like Metaprogramming Elixir, and teaching others the tools of the trade.

Chris McCord dockyard.com

An update on the progress of Phoenix.LiveView

As a reminder, LiveView is an in-development feature of the Phoenix web framework that helps you create rich, interactive experiences while writing very little (ostensibly, zero) JavaScript. In Chris’ words:

Phoenix LiveView is an exciting new library which enables rich, real-time user experiences with server-rendered HTML. LiveView powered applications are stateful on the server with bidrectional communication via WebSockets, offering a vastly simplified programming model compared to JavaScript alternatives.

In the linked post, Chris shows a lot of examples of LiveView in action, demonstrating what it’s capable of.

Here’s a feature-complete snake game, in 330 LOC, which requires zero user-land JavaScript.

Impressive!

An update on the progress of Phoenix.LiveView

The Changelog The Changelog #208

Ecto 2 and Phoenix Presence with José Valim and Chris McCord

José Valim and Chris McCord joined the show to talk all about how they’re advancing the “state of the art” in the Elixir community with their release of Ecto 2.0 and Phoenix 1.2. We also share our journey with Elixir at The Changelog, find out what makes Phoenix’s new Presence feature so special, and even find time for Chris to field a few of our support requests.

0:00 / 0:00