This morning I was reading through htmx’s docs.
At first, it caught my attention: declarative HTML, mentioning HATEOAS, HTTP header responses that trigger actions, WebSockets and SSE support.
Damn, not bad.
I was thinking, if I decide to give htmx a try, I will need to tailor my backend responses to the frontend.
Which admittedly gives you the flexibility to choose framework, library, or even bare http.
But at the same time I feel like similar concepts can be achieved, although using a totally different paradigm and programming language, namely via Phoenix LiveView.
It’s definitely not nearly comparable, but I can see some similarities.
So, this post is to say, in the future I’ll likely resort to Elixir and Phoenix for building projects.
apparently, I got it totally wrong.
Just found this example, where they’re using Phoenix (without LiveView) and HTMX together: https://github.com/hungle00/todo-htmx
Yes, you can do it. Doesn’t mean you should.