How to set up CI for an Elixir Project?

A step-by-step tutorial on how to set up CI for an Elixir Project
03 August 2017   2307
Continuous Integration

The practice of merging all developer working copies to a shared mainline several times a day

Continuous Integration (CI) is the practice of software development, which consists in merging working copies into a common main development branch several times a day and performing frequent automated project assemblies to identify and solve integration problems as quickly as possible. In the usual project, where developers work independently on different parts of the system, the integration stage is final. It can unpredictably delay the completion of work. The transition to continuous integration can reduce the complexity of integration and make it more predictable due to the earliest detection and elimination of errors and contradictions.

CI is an integral part of modern software development process. There are big amount of CI solutions on the market, even cloud-based product is available - Vexor.

If you need to set a CI for an Elixir project, Semaphore can be a solution. With Semaphore, you can easily automate the process of software testing and delivery in the cloud. It is designed to be easy to use and engineered for high performance. Docker support also included. 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up continuous integration for an Elixir project using Semaphore. The example project you will be working on is Firestorm, an open-source forum engine, with an Elixir Phoenix backend, and an Elm frontend. It has step-by-step instructions with screenshots and code examples. 

Elixir v1.7.0-rc.0 Released

Development team ask community to try out new release 
17 July 2018   1757

Elixir team rolled out zero release candidate for version 1.7.0.

Hi everyone,

We have just released v1.7.0-rc.0.

Please give it a try! You can either compile the v1.7 branch from source OR use the precompiled files, as described in our install page 11.

Note that you will need {:ex_doc, "~> 0.19-rc"}if you want to generate docs using the release candidate.

Happy coding!


Creator, Elixir

Currently Elixir supports two metadata keys: :deprecated and :since. Other keys will be added in the future. 

To access the new documentation, developers should use Code.fetch_docs/1. The old documentation format is no longer available and the old Code.get_docs/1 function will return nil accordingly.

Tools like IEx and ExDoc have been updated to leverage the new format and show relevant metadata to users

Learn more at GitHub