A lot of people think that you need a full Phoenix application to create robust background processing applications. I guess coming from Rails where most people just reach for Rails by default, it’s not that strange. Think about the last time you’ve written Ruby code without using Rails.
Well in Elixir land, developers are trying to shake off the feeling that Phoenix is Elixir and Elixir is Phoenix. Phoenix is beautiful, but Elixir is also drop-dead gorgeous.