Will ember be able to take advantage of ActionCable in rails 5?


Apologies if this is a silly question as it may be to early to ask this, but I have seen very little about how action cable works or if you have to use standard rails views to see its benefits (which I have a feeling might be the case)

I have a Meteor Application which has been a bit of a disaster so I want to start over using ember however I’m not sure if I should use rails vs sane/sails for the backend if I want to keep some of the realtime features I currently have.


What happened to the meteor application? Curios to know the specifics.

Rails 5 will take a year or more to be released. And it would be just a websocket implementation, in ember side you could go with https://github.com/Wildhoney/EmberSockets and talk with any backend channel (node or ruby or anything).

Another alternative is to use firebase, do checkout this adapter https://github.com/firebase/emberfire it would solve your problem.


If you want something that is like rails, but different you could check out the Phoenix framework. It has a similar setup as rails and uses Elixir which has a similar syntax to ruby.


FWIW Rails 5 is now in release-candidate stage, and I’m giving ActionCable a try for a new app that needs real-time updates. So far, I’m very impressed with how Rails has managed to make using websockets feel simple. I’m using ember-cable which has given me no problems so far.