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Chris Nelson

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Chris Nelson is a Co-Founder of Launch Scout. He created the company’s apprenticeship program, mentors new developers, and sets technology direction. He loves sharing what he’s learned from over 25 years of developing software across a wide range of industries. Chris has given workshops across the country and spoken at conferences including ElixirConf, RailsConf, RubyConf, JavaOne, CodeMash and Scottish Ruby Conf.

Fun Fact:

When Chris was 6 years old, his favorite article of clothing was a pair of lederhosen.

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ElixirConf 2022

Embedded Web Apps in Elixir with LiveState

For building conventional “SPA” type web apps in Elixir, LiveView is the perfect choice. But if we are writing an embedded web app, or one that is designed to be hosted in a larger web page that we don’t control, LiveView is no longer a viable option.

LiveState is a library designed to give developers a LiveView like experience while building these types of applications. With LiveState, we no longer have to build an API to handle requests and responses. Instead, we get to handle events and state on the server, just like in LiveView, but in an environment where the front end is not served by Phoenix. In this talk, we’ll learn about LiveState by example. We’ll start with a discussion of what LiveState is and how it works. Next, we’ll work through a simple example embedded web application: an element that will add a comments section to a website. Expect to come away with a good understanding of how you can build these types of applications in Elixir and have fun doing it.


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