Real-Time HTML5 and Ruby

A session at RubyNation 2012

Saturday 24th March, 2012

9:00am to 9:40am (EST)

Evented programming. HTML5. Real time.

These are the buzzwords of the day, and it seems like Ruby web developers are missing out on all the fun. Real-time technologies that fall under the HTML5 banner like WebSockets and Server-Sent Events are the future of web development, so it's important to not get left behind.

This session is a deep-dive on the current state of the art for real-time, evented web frameworks in Ruby:

  • An overview of the WebSockets and Server-Sent Events specifications. Why were they created? What problems do they solve? How are they implemented in the browser?
  • A look at EventMachine: it's history and current implementation.
  • A walkthrough creating a Server-Sent Events app using Goliath, and a WebSockets app using Cramp.

Attendees will leave this session ready to build apps for the real-time web using the best technologies the Ruby ecosystem has to offer.

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Luigi Montanez

Founding Engineer, @Upworthy. Co-organizer, @CodeForAtlanta. bio from Twitter

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Time 9:00am9:40am EST

Date Sat 24th March 2012

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