11 Apr RealTimeWeekly #124
Real Time Weekly: April 11th 2016
Lots of WebSockets topics in today’s issue, covering ActionCable, Arduinos, PubNub, and the ongoing WebRTC in Apple debate. Are you in London this week at the WebRTC Global Summit? Send us links to your blog post summaries and technical posts, and we’ll include them next week!
As always, if you have tips, event announcements, or suggestions, please contact me directly at Arin@AgilityFeat.com.
This week’s Real-Time news
Matthew O’Riordan, ably.io
Mar 30 2016
Technical overview of ActionCable in Rails, which allows for WebSocket messaging more built-in to realtime Rails apps. Matthew covers when ActionCable is a good choice, and details performance and reliability challenges you may run into, and as a result when you should look for something more robust.
Dejan Nedelkovski, HowToMechatronics.com
Mar 30 2016
Video tutorial showing two simple examples: controlling an LED light and a motor. The tutorial uses MIT’s App Inventor visual design tool and an Arduino.
Itay Rosenfeld, TechCrunch
Apr 5 2016
Nothing really new here if you’ve been following the rumors if Apple will ever support WebRTC, but nonetheless it’s nice to see the issue getting attention in a broader publication like TechCrunch. If you’re new to WebRTC, this article from the Voxbone CEO provides a good explanation of the high level challenges to implementing WebRTC on iOS devices.