React (which is obvs so hot right now) is hot; It is also a pretty cool view layer, but you have to adopt the entire JS stack to make use of it. OR WAIT, DO YOU!?!?!?!
Let's look at how we can use the Rails asset pipeline, JSON APIs, pre-rendering, and React to build isomorphic rails apps that rule.
We'll start with a quick intro to React, and then get inside Rails to pre-render and render React on the server.
I (JWo) don't say this often, but this is a _compelling_ technology stack.