The best way to learn what Phoenix LiveView can do is to see it in action!
When it comes to a new technology, there are few things more frustrating than hearing "it's a game-changer!" but having no idea:
- What It Is
- How It Works
- Where To Use It
This LiveView video course focuses on two main things: super clear explanations and loads of practical examples. Then you'll know for certain if it's right for you and, if so, how to use it in your project.
“Holy moly! You have the best walkthroughs, explanations and tips from any videos I've seen about this beautiful piece of technology. It's an invaluable resource!”
You'll find out how LiveView works under the hood, what's on the wire, and have a solid understanding of the programming model. Nothing is left behind the scenes as “magic.”
The real-life examples explore how LiveView solves all sorts of common UI challenges. By seeing LiveView used in many diverse situations, you'll quickly build up a strong intuition for when and how to use it.
For Phoenix developers who want to improve their apps (and their lives!), there isn't a tool more important right now than LiveView!
“This course is fantastic! It has helped me understand LiveView so much better. I love how you not only show us how to do the LiveView stuff but also explain the mechanisms behind it.”
New to LiveView?
Here's the quick lowdown.
- both client and server in sync, always and seamlessly
- persistent connections highly-optimized for web scale
- robust and resilient UIs so you can rock and roll
- a unified code base that's easier to maintain
Oh yeah, and LiveView also has a simple (almost addictive) programming model which makes it a really fun library to use.
But reading about LiveView doesn't come close to seeing it in action. So the first video in the course compares and contrasts LiveView with something you already know:
Videos just the way you like 'em: easy to digest, straight to the point, and paced for experience developers.
See how LiveView is different from other common approaches to building interactive, real-time features.
Build a basic LiveView from scratch to see how to react to user events.
A deep-dive exploration of the lifecycle of a LiveView and what's on the wire.
React to dynamically-changing form data.
Update a dashboard on a periodic interval.
Search an Ecto repo and see results without a full page reload.
Automatically make suggestions for text input fields.
Filter data with LiveView and get snappy results.
Use pushState to navigate between pages without full page reloads.
Page through Ecto results, keeping the URL updated so pages can be bookmarked.
Sort tabular data without a full page reload.
Dynamically create data from a form using Ecto changesets.
Validate form data in real-time based on Ecto schema validations.
Toggle a bit of state in a quick and easy way.
Use Phoenix PubSub to push out real-time updates across multiple browser sessions.
Get a clear understanding of stateless and stateful LiveComponents: what they are, how they work, and when and why to use them.
Currently under construction for the Pro Package:
Improve the design of your app by understanding how to restructure LiveViews into components.
Add a wow factor to your app by using a LiveView for real-time charting with the help of a JS library. (Sneak peak)
A deep-dive exploration of the phx.gen.auth library and how to use it to ensure that only authenticated users can access specific LiveViews. (Sneak peak)
Design a LiveView that validates a form in real-time, but POSTs the form data to a regular Phoenix controller action. It's a handy technique!
No headless browser required here. LiveView has first-class testing support so you can write high-confidence tests that run orders of magnitude faster than using a bulky browser.
Take your app's interactivity up a notch by triggering LiveView key events for specific key presses.
Design a reusable, stateful modal component from scratch that reacts to key and click events.
Submit background jobs and get real-time progress updates.
“This is an awesome course! I really appreciate the way you build up the knowledge bit by bit. I'm already feeling confident to go out and use LiveView in my own projects.”
What You'll Get
Stream online or download. English subtitles. No rambling or fumbling. Straight to the point and perfectly paced.
See the entire lifecycle and how everything works. Get a solid mental image of the programming model.
Get deliberate and directed practice by applying what you learned to build different examples. Solutions included.
Full source code for all the examples, with Git branches for the beginning and ending code.
A handy PDF summarizing the techniques covered in the course for quick reference.
No monthly subscription. No time limit. Start today, work at your own pace, and revisit as often as you like.
Start the course today and find out how LiveView brings the heat without any of the burn!
“It's been a very long time since I’ve had this much fun learning something. The explanations are SUPER clear and easy to remember. It's all very impressive!”
For Experienced Developers
To keep this course focused and paced just right, we assume you're already familiar with Elixir and Phoenix.
If you're new to Elixir, our Elixir and OTP course is the most approachable introduction out there. Start here to get the clarity and confidence to jump right into LiveView.
If you've been around the block with Elixir and Phoenix, discover how Absinthe makes building a GraphQL API a breeze for Elixir developers in our Full-Stack GraphQL course.
Created with 💛 by
Mike and Nicole Clark
After building a dozen or so of these features, we realized they wouldn't all make sense in the application we created for the Phoenix course. Alas, some of the LiveView examples would end up on the cutting room floor. 😓 But then we thought, "Hey, we could turn this into a fun and practical mini-course!" So that's exactly what we're doing. We hope you enjoy it. 😀
With Help From
An Awesome Tech Reviewer
José Valim is the creator of the Elixir programming language, co-creator of Phoenix LiveView, and Chief Adoption Officer at Dashbit.
We're super thankful for José's support of this project. His review of early drafts of our animations was instrumental in helping highlight and clarify what's unique about LiveView. Thanks, José!
💥 This Course Is A Hit! 💥
“If you want to learn more why Phoenix LiveView is such a game changer for writing interactive and real-time applications, the @pragmaticstudio folks put together a short and sweet 4-min video on it.” José Valim, co-creator of Phoenix LiveView
“Top notch care given to the details and explaining how the magic happens. Thanks to @clarkware and Nicole for stitching this together.” Yeong Sheng
“The best way to learn what Phoenix LiveView can do is to see it in action, like on this free course from @pragmaticstudio.” Marko Honkanen
“This is the best online course experience I've ever had. The examples are VERY helpful and I love the challenges after the video too.” Lauren Fackler
“Holy moly! You have the best walkthroughs, explanations and tips from any videos I've seen about this beautiful piece of technology. It's an invaluable resource!” Clemens Müller
“It's been a very long time since I’ve had this much fun learning something. The explanations are SUPER clear and easy to remember. It's all very impressive!” Felix Borzik
“I love the clarity of the explanations and how well they explain what happens under the hood. Also like the real-life examples. I already had some experience with Liveview but not the time to dive into how it works behind the scene. Very interesting!” Thomas Galibert
“This is by far the best course I've ever watched! Each section is easy to digest and comprehend.” Bert Cammayo
“Your courses are really top notch! The LiveView examples are excellent real-world examples of interactive items you would find on a web application.” Tony Hanusiak
“The balance between theory and practice is spot on, and the use cases are very helpful. I also really enjoyed the part where you dig into the diffs for each socket message and how that builds the DOM. Great work!” Toni
“I like that each video is short and covers one feature to implement. I give it max + 1 stars!” Michael Chavez
“I've enjoyed getting a more practical grasp of LiveView together with an understanding of the way it works. Thanks!” Jukka Välimaa
“You have a very special way of slicing any elephant into digestible lumps, and adding tasty sides! Thanks a bunch!” Walther Diechmann
“Really fantastic course! I'm enjoying the "real-life" components rather than just another counter example. The explanations are very in-depth and I feel like I am getting a greater understanding of LiveView.” Aidan Barrett
“I really like the great explanations of the overall programming model, what's happening on the wire, and how to debug that. The videos and exercises are well balanced!” Callum McIntyre
“This is an awesome course! I really appreciate the way you build up the knowledge bit by bit. I'm already feeling confident to go out and use LiveView in my own projects.” Jaime Iniesta
“This course is fantastic! It has helped me understand LiveView so much better. I love how you not only show us how to do the LiveView stuff but also explain the mechanisms behind it.” Julien Crevits
“The graphical explanation is awesome!! It helped me better understand all the heavy lifting Live View does for us.” Joaquin Alcerro
“This is great tech, so good of @pragmaticstudio to release the early access course. That's going to lead to some amazing things being built!” Peck
“I finished all 8 sections of @pragmaticstudio’s free(!) Phoenix LiveView course released so far. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. If you haven’t learned Elixir, I also highly recommend their Developing with Elixir/OTP course.” Daryl Spitzer
“I really enjoyed the LiveView life cycle video. Your explanations are fantastic as usual!” Juan Cervera
“The graphics and animations are excellent! Your explanations very much aid my understanding. It’s very engaging too.” Napoleon Ahiable
“I just watched the first few videos and your explanation of how mount is called twice, and how it sends the diff down the wire—perfect!” David Alm
“I really like the structure of this course (the git repo, course outline, and notes after each step). The pacing and flow have been just right for my Elixir knowledge. And the video length is just right for my tea breaks from my day job. ;)” Jon Hancock
“I've been writing Elixir for a few years and had a hard time wrapping my mind around the LiveView programming model. Your course gave me the know-how and confidence to get a couple of LiveViews configured and running in our production Phoenix app!” Matthew Lehner
“As an introduction to LiveView this course is super cool! 👍🏻 It's a very nice explanation of the fundamentals.” Jiří Erhart
“This course is great! The content is clearly delivered and presented as just complex enough to teach the concepts without overwhelming me during the learning process. No time wasted at any point.” Mark Berry
“You folks are wizards! Over the past year or so, I became quite interested in Phoenix LiveView and really want to learn it well. Your course has been very illuminating, helpful, and refreshing!” Mark Johnson
“Just watched the first batch of @pragmaticstudio @elixirphoenix LiveView videos, and they're amazing!” James Lavin