Announcing the ocv_photo_analyzer package CouchDBEx release

Building a JSON API with Phoenix 1.3 and Elixir

Do you have a Rails background?

Are you tired of looking at outdated or incomplete tutorials on how to build a JSON API using Elixir and Phoenix?

Then, read on my friend!

What we’ll do:

  • Create a new API-only Phoenix application —skip HTML and JS stuff.
  • Create a User schema module (model) and hash its password —because storing plain text passwords in the database is just wrong.
  • Create a Users endpoint —so you can get a list of, create or delete users!
  • CORS configuration —so you can use that frontend of yours that runs on another port / domain.
  • Create a Sign in endpoint —using session based authentication.

Shameless plug: Check out @elixirstatus' other community project:

Credo, a new static code analysis tool that acts as a code linter, but also focusses on teaching coding practices and code consistency.