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Hotwire

Hotwire, a new framework from the folks at Basecamp and Hey.com was released this week. It’s short for HTML-over-the-wire (HOT-wire), which is very clever and also quite a novel concept these days.

Hotwire is an alternative approach to building modern web applications without using much JavaScript by sending HTML instead of JSON over the wire. This makes for fast first-load pages, keeps template rendering on the server, and allows for a simpler, more productive development experience in any programming language, without sacrificing any of the speed or responsiveness associated with a traditional single-page application.

Complete with a lovely and efficient screencast of DHH walking through the entire setup in a standard Rails app:

This looks very nice. Excited to give it a spin in the new year. It’s very similar to my own existing patterns, but with a bit more polish