Elm-Time is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment for the Elm programming language.
Elm-Time integrates a web server and a database management system, automating the persistence and maintenance of application state and database migrations. To learn more about the database management system and persistence, see the dedicated guide on persistence of application state
The Elm-Time compiler offers various interfaces supporting the automatic generation of Elm code at build time. This automation frees applications from boilerplate and glue code and allows us to focus on business logic.
Download the pre-built Elm-Time binary for your platform at https://elm-time.org/download, or on the releases page on GitHub.
elm-time executable file integrates all functionality to build apps and operate web services.
The command below runs a server and deploys a full-stack web app:
elm-time run-server --public-urls="http://*:5000" --deploy=https://github.com/elm-time/elm-time/tree/8dbd5c91853fbcef3b645d95bccc01a886ccd7e2/implement/example-apps/docker-image-default-app
To deploy in a docker container, use the
elm-time/elm-time image from the GitHub Container registry (
ghcr.io/elm-time/elm-time). The tags are aligned with the version IDs in the CLI executable file.
docker run -p 5000:80 -p 4000:4000 --env "APPSETTING_adminPassword=test" ghcr.io/elm-time/elm-time
A selection of guides on the most popular topics:
Building full-stack web apps: ./guide/how-to-build-a-full-stack-web-app-in-elm-time.md
Building a backend or web service: ./guide/how-to-build-a-backend-app-in-elm-time.md
For an overview of all guides and documentation, see the
Rich Chat Room
The rich chat room example app demonstrates features typically found in a chat app, such as user names, message rate-limiting, sound effects, etc. For a detailed description of this app, see the readme file at https://github.com/elm-time/elm-time/blob/main/implement/example-apps/rich-chat-room/README.md
Elm Editor is a web app for developing Elm programs.
As an integrated development environment, it assists us in reading, writing, and testing Elm programs and in collaborating with other developers.
To see Elm Editor in action, check out the public instance at https://elm-editor.com
To learn more about Elm Editor, see https://github.com/elm-time/elm-time/tree/main/implement/example-apps/elm-editor/README.md
For more example apps, see the