Interesting Article on Elixir Releases

Releases are the most complete deployment option for an Elixir project.

The article:

There are several ways to deploy an Elixir application:

  • Source code run with elixir script.exs
  • Run with mix
  • Deployed using an escript
  • A full release

The last of these is the most robust solution which will permit clean upgrades.

The term Application in Elixir is akin to a library in other languages.

An Elixir solution is more of a mini operating system with processes.

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