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Installing Elixir & the Phoenix framework with Homebrew on OS X
$ brew update && brew doctor # Repeat, until you've done *all* the Dr. has ordered!
$ brew install postgresql # You'll need postgres to do this... you may also need to 'initdb' as well. Google it.
$ brew install elixir
$ mix local.hex # Answer y to any Qs
$ createuser -d postgres # create the default 'postgres' user that Chris McCord seems to like -- I don't create mine w/a pw...
# Use the latest Phoenix from here: -- currently this is 1.0.3
# ** Answer y to any Qs **
$ mix archive.install
# To make a Phoenix app, first CD to a location under which you'd like your app created, then enter:
$ mix <my_new_app_name> # Answer y to any Qs
# Follow directions after that; generally, you'll additionally need to enter:
$ cd <my_new_app_name>
$ mix ecto.create # Answer y to any Qs
$ mix phoenix.server # then visit: http://localhost:4000 -- then ctrl-C here *twice* to exit server
# voila!
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To get the latest phoenix:

mix archive.install

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You can now easily install the latest phoenix version with:

$ mix archive.install hex phx_new 

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