Things Elixir's Phoenix Framework Does Right

I dabbled in Phoenix for a while now, but never really got my hands dirty with it right up until now. Apart from the whole framework being surprisingly well thought through, there are a few things that strike me as being done exceptionally well in Phoenix, compared to the rest of modern web frameworks.


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Great blog post by @scorpil!

We can change ownership of the thread/post to your account btw Andrew - just let us know if you’d like that :+1:

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If you’re interested in the characteristics of how Phoenix achieves some of it’s performance, you definitely should take a look at this article, which talks about how Elixir - and by extension Phoenix - uses IO lists to significantly reduce template rendering times and memory usage.


Yep - this is spot-on. Even though it isn’t as fast in raw number-crunching as go/rust etc, it is unique in the way it maximises the work not done compared with most other web frameworks. This results in response times often measured in microseconds rather than milliseconds.