Cables! Cables! Cables!

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Let’s take a look at the dark side of Action Cable, discuss its production usage and an alternative cable—AnyCable.

Modern web applications actively use real-time features. Before Rails 5, it was a little bit tricky to build yet-another-chat in Ruby, and most Rails developers chose competing technologies.

Now we have Action Cable. The problem is solved!

Not so fast. We have a great framework, but we still rely on Ruby’s performance, which leaves much to be desired when dealing with concurrency, high loads, and memory consumption.

Let’s take a look at the dark side of Action Cable, discuss its production usage, and an alternative cableAnyCable.


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