Language Guide: Elixir
This guide will help you get started with an Elixir web application using Phoenix on CircleCI. If you’re in a rush, just copy the sample configuration below into a
.circleci/config.yml in your project’s root directory and start building.
Otherwise, we recommend reading our walkthrough for a detailed explanation of our configuration.
version: 2 jobs: build: working_directory: ~/cci-demo-phoenix docker: - image: trenpixster/elixir:1.3.2 - image: postgres:9.4.1 environment: POSTGRES_USER: ubuntu steps: - checkout - run: mix deps.get - run: mix ecto.create
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We always start with the version.
Next, we have a
jobs key. Each job represents a phase in your Build-Test-Deploy process. Our sample app only needs a
build job, so everything else is going to live under that key.
In each job, we specify a
working_directory. In this sample config, we’ll name it after the project in our home directory.
version: 2 jobs: build: working_directory: ~/cci-demo-phoenix
This path will be used as the default working directory for the rest of the
job unless otherwise specified.
working_directory, we can specify container images for the build under a
version: 2 ... docker: - image: trenpixster/elixir:1.3.2 - image: postgres:9.4.1 environment: POSTGRES_USER: ubuntu
We use 2 Docker images here:
trenpixster/elixir:1.3.2 as the primary build image and
postgres:9.4.1 as the database image.
Now we’ll add several
steps within the
We’ll do 3 things: checkout the codebase, install missing dependencies, and create the storage for the repo:
... steps: - checkout - run: mix deps.get - run: mix ecto.create
Nice! You just set up CircleCI for a Phoenix app.
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