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websocket-rails on the Pogoapp Blog

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The awesome folks over at Pogoapp just added a post to their Blog about using my websocket-rails Gem to demonstrate the Pogoapp WebSocket support. They were also nice enough to update the code from my very outdated example application to work with the latest version of the Gem and clean up some of the CoffeeScript while they were at it. You can check out the post here.

I appreciate them taking the time to update the example app code. It is something that I have been meaning to do for quite awhile. There are a ton of useful new features in the Gem that the example app does not yet cover. Expect a post coming soon that walks through all of the new functionality that the websocket-rails gem has to offer

You Should Check Out Pogoapp!

I met Paul from Pogoapp the other day on IRC and was quite impressed with what he and the Pogoapp team have put together. We originally began chatting about the current implementation of Gitlab's new gitlab-shell project. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the gitlab-shell project, it is a Ruby based git repository management system that is heavily tied into the core Gitlab code base. In version 5.0 of Gitlab, due out on the 22nd of this month, gitlab-shell will fully replace Gitolite as their repo management system.

Paul shared with me some of the secret sauce behind how Pogoapp developed their own Redis backed git repository management system. He then went above and beyond by walking me through the details of what the Pogoapp team have built out infrastructure wise. Needless to say, I am very impressed with their core infrastructure and the powerful management interface that they have created. For those of you looking for a clean way out of the seemingly endless Heroku money pit, I highly recommend you check out Pogoapp for your next application.

No I'm Not Affiliated With Them

Although my recommendation may sound a bit overly enthusiastic, I can assure you it's genuine. I am happy to see more players pop up in the PaaS market. I personally feel that Heroku and Engine Yard have been price gouging developers for awhile now. A bit of friendly competition is good for everyone involved. Support the little guys.