Hotwire — Turbo + Stimulus + Strada

1 min readSep 28, 2021

Hotwire is the latest technology stack Basecamp announced based on Rails.

It aims to provide a collection of tools for developers to build an interactive, real-time application, while you do not have to build a separate frontend application (SPA).

The benefits of using Hotwire are as follows:

  • reduces the time developer set up an infrastructure for both frontend and backend applications
  • reduces the integration tests to be run for testing the interfaces between frontend and backend
  • supports real-time push of the application

The Architecture

It provides three separate libraries

  • Turbo — working on Server Side to deliver HTML fragment to web browsers by websocket
  • Stimulus — working on Client Side Browsers to do an interactive change without the need of server
  • Strada — for mobile application processing the HTML fragments to native components. It is not official yet. is using that on its mobile applications.

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