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Josh Wood
Josh Wood

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My notes from DHH's RailsConf keynote interview

For those of you who haven't had the chance to watch yet:

One of the parts I liked best was this comment:

Ruby is great because you can know a little JavaScript and then jump to Ruby, understand it, and own the full stack.

What do y'all think about the state of Ruby and Rails in 2020?

Discussion (3)

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

I don't care for Webpacker being part of the stack.
It's odd because generally Rails has been reserved on integration such kind of conveniences.
I don't like how its not at easy to start a Rails project as prior

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Josh Wood Author

Yeah, I'm torn on that. I personally have warmed to Rails embracing Webpacker because I've had to support issues with the asset pipeline/sprockets, and there is a lot of friction there. It's not that the old way is bad--I think it fits better into Rails, but it complicates using Rails with the modern JavaScript ecosystem so much that the bad outweighs the good. Webpacker has also been getting a lot better in my experience. I used to dread working with it, but I prefer it now.

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

We use webpacker at DEV and initially, I thought maybe we don't necessarily need it, but it just integrates so well and in some cases, we've had to use the erb-loader πŸ‘‰πŸ»

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the integration.