As more people collaborate on the web with your applications, its not enough to just persist data to the database; it needs to be pushed out to your users web browsers so that they're always working with the freshest data.
In this session, Brad will show how to build a real-time layer on top of an existing Rails application's authorization and resource logic so that you can build on top of the hard work already invested in your Rails application.
Topics that will be discussed include:
Why I didn't choose Socket.IO
Stream application resources into Backbone.js models to keep data fresh
Hook into ActiveRecord to push representations of data into a message queue
Message queue naming conventions public/private resource streams
Exposing message queues to HTTP
Securing streams with existing application authorization logic
Considerations for streaming in a production environment