Ruby::AZ March 15th, 2016 ActionCable: Realtime the Rails way

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ActionCable is the showstopper feature in Rails 5. With it there is now a prescribed Rails way of building realtime apps without the need for external systems or services.

Before ActionCable, most Rails developers implemented Polling, Long-Polling, or used a third party service such as Pusher to get realtime functionality. ActionCable makes implementing realtime in your app even easier than polling.

"If you can make WebSockets even less work than polling, why wouldn't you do it?" - DHH

In this talk, Jeff Nappi will walk us through implementing a chat app step-by-step with ActionCable. The talk assumes experience building apps with Rails, but no specific experience with realtime services or frameworks is expected.


The group meets at 6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. This month at: GoDaddy

2150 E Warner Rd, Tempe, AZ 85284

About The Presenter:

Jeff Nappi

Jeff Nappi is the Director of Software Engineering at ClearVoice - a Phoenix-based Content Marketing Platform and Marketplace. He has been building software and startups in Phoenix since 1999.


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