Converting to Elixir

Mike Hoffert
1 min readMay 3, 2020

Most elixir apps I build are an api converted from another language with an existing api.

Until the conversion process is complete, it is hard to keep both apis db migrations in sync.

I found this in elixir ecto and I love the pattern.

You can run ecto.dump to create a priv/repo/structure.sql file.

Then your new elixir app can just run ecto.load to start out with the db structure from this file. Nice and easy.