Deploying Elixir to Render.com

I’ve deployed a few different Elixir services to the hosting platform https://render.com and found their provided documentation to be lacking for real-world Phoenix apps. Especially if you’re using Live View. Here’s an augmentation to their guide with the extra steps you might be missing. Initial Setup Follow the official guide: https://render.com/docs/deploy-phoenix but don’t deploy your … 

 

Authenticated Live View Tests

I’ve been running through Pragmatic Studio’s Live View course, which I highly recommend, and wanted to make a specific note of how to authenticate users when writing Live View tests after adding phx_gen_auth to a Phoenix project. Happily, this is a very short post, because phx_gen_auth does all the work for you. When you’ve run … 

 

Elixir and the Wall of Tests

Here’s an experience I tend to have over and over: Generate a new Elixir / Phoenix project Use the super cool Phoenix generators to make a new model Change the model substantially Realize that the tests generated with the model are now super broken When I get into this situation running mix text produces a … 

 

UUIDs for User IDs

Integers By Default 🔢 Phoenix’s generators save a ton of time writing boilerplate code. Pow is an Elixir package and Phoenix extension that offers a great way to get user authentication up and running in very little time. But by default Phoenix’s generators use auto-incrementing integers for user IDs. What’s Wrong with Integer IDs 🤔? …