What's your favorite lesser known package?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/elixir

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  • mix_test_watch

    🎠 Because TDD is awesome

    I really love mix test.watch - https://github.com/lpil/mix-test.watch

  • temple

    An HTML DSL for Elixir and Phoenix

    I recently also found temple and I really like the idea. I mean, Elixir is great for DSLs, why not to use it. For example, we already kinda use it for SQL, thanks to Ecto. However, the latest issue about not supporting the latest liveview and no activity for a while scared me away from actually trying it. Maybe, I should be more brave in picking up seems-to-be-dead projects. Have you tried it?

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  • entr

    Run arbitrary commands when files change

    I'd recommend entr and direnv over either of those, simply because they work outside elixir. Ages ago I used guard and dotenv for ruby, and while nice at the time, the moment I branched out of ruby they became a hindrance to keep using.

  • direnv

    unclutter your .profile

    I'd recommend entr and direnv over either of those, simply because they work outside elixir. Ages ago I used guard and dotenv for ruby, and while nice at the time, the moment I branched out of ruby they became a hindrance to keep using.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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