phoenix channels

Improving UX with Phoenix Channels & React Hooks

This is a guest post by Alex Griffith, originally published on the Flatiron Labs blog. Alex is an engineer at The Flatiron School. He is also an incredibly talented teacher who happens to have a hilarious twitter handle Integrating Learn.co with a Partner Organization As part of a project…

Check Out my Empex Talk on Phoenix Channels: The Right Way to Track Users in Real-Time

I attended Empex last year for the first time. Empex is an awesome, dynamic, inspiring, one-day Elixir conference. As an Elixir newbie, I had no idea what anyone was talking about. And I hated it! (Okay, I kind of loved it). It really gave me a kick in the butt…

Using Agent to Maintain Channel State in Phoenix

In my previous post, we used Phoenix Presence to track user presence in a given "challenge room" (think: chat room). In this post, we'll build our own Agent-backed module to track channel state that does not pertain to user presence. In our pair programming app, the shared text-editor is accompanied…

JWT Auth with Phoenix and React Router 4

Since I clearly cannot get enough of JWT authentication, here's a look at how to use it to authenticate your shiny new Phoenix API with a React + Redux front-end application, using React Router 4. In this post, we'll cover: Using React Router 4 to set up both regular and authenticated…