Rails vs The Client Side

Great talk by Noel Rappin on Rails vs the Client Side (i.e. JavaScript MVC frameworks such as EmberJS).

Contrasted are: 

37Signals “Russian Doll” approach (the server tends to return HTML to the client and uses aggressive caching and some JavaScript glue to keep the application fast). 

The “Rails API” approach, where the server returns JSON to the client, and a JavaScript MVC framework handles the actual display. 

More here:

http://www.confreaks.com/videos/2447-railsconf2013-rails-vs-the-client-side

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