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Plugging in AnyCable

Episode #214 11-3-2019 free

ActionCable can handle quite a bit of traffic, but it gets to a point where it can become a burden on the server. With AnyCable, we can not only handle more traffic, but it is also lighter on the resources.

Push Notifications with ActionCable

Episode #205 9-1-2019 free

In this episode, we look into using Push Notifications within our Rails application and then using ActionCable to broadcast Push Notifications to the user.

Realtime Client Updates from Background Jobs with Stimulus

Episode #190 5-26-2019 pro

Using RailsUJS, ActiveJob, ActionCable and Stimulus, we create a realtime feedback for background jobs running to provide a better user experience.

ActionCable - Part 3 - Securing Your WebSockets

Episode #39 7-24-2016 free

Using authentication and authorization, lock down your ActionCable WebSockets so that messages are only sent and received to the intended users.

ActionCable - Part 2 - More Complex Example

Episode #38 7-17-2016 free

Extending the previous episode, we look into making a realtime poll application where users can get live feedback on voting.

ActionCable - Part 1 - Configuration and Basics

Episode #37 7-10-2016 free

A walkthrough on configuring ActionCable with Rails 5. Learn how to configure your mount points and the basics of using ActionCable with your Rails application.

ActionController::Renderer

Episode #36 7-4-2016 free

ActionController::Renderer allows you to render arbitrary templates without requirement of being in controller actions.

Faye WebSockets - Part 2

Episode #25 4-17-2016 free

Learn how to install and configure a thin server within a Linux environment hosting a Faye WebSocket application. This episode includes showing you how to server your WebSockets over a secure SSL connection.

Faye WebSockets - Part 1

Episode #22 2-23-2016 free

Using WebSockets, we are able to create a realtime notification between browsers. Useful for in-app messaging, chats, and more! Learn how to use Faye's Publish and Subscribe methods. I believe that this paves the way for successfully using and learning the upcoming ActionCable.

ActionCable on Production

Episode #3 7-20-2015 free

Taking a look at ActionCable and switching from Puma to Thin. On server reboot, spin up the ActionCable service.