From Rails to Elixir - Pusher Clone Training

Join Wavell Watson and learn how to integrate a real-time component into your legacy Rails application with Elixir!

Course Description

The integration of microservices, the Internet of Things, and context-aware (e.g. location and environment) systems are forcing our development efforts to become distributed, fault-tolerant, scalable, soft real-time (predictable response and latency), and highly available. When approaching this difficult task, problem areas in legacy systems can often be integrated with high availability components instead of undergoing a complete rewrite.

An example of this is a legacy Rails application that needs to integrate a chat component. Rails is great for productivity, especially for small and mid-size applications. When adding a (soft) real-time messaging social component, the best practice is to use a third-party service such as Pusher to get started. This is because it is better to leverage a different architectural model, Publish/Subscribe, instead of the regular client/server polling model for performance. For more privacy, control, or custom additions, we can use Elixir/Erlang for this performance and availability without using a third party. In this course, we will talk about the distributed, fault-tolerant, scalable, soft real-time, and highly available properties of Elixir/Erlang while creating a clone of the Pusher service.

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Wavell Watson has been professionally developing software for 23 years. He has spent the numerous years studying game theory and other business expertise in pursuit of the perfect organizational structure for software co-operatives. He also founded the Austin Software Cooperatives meetup group and Vulk LLC as an alternative way to work on software as a group. He has a diverse background that includes service in the Marine Corps as a computer programmer, and software development in numerous industries including defense, medical, education, and insurance.