Hotwired Modals

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We can use Hotwire — specifically, Stimulus and Turbo — to create some modals that present a nice, dynamic user experience. And they can do this while staying in a mutli-page app structure that Rails is so good at. First off, we need to know that, with Turbo, you can load a page with a…

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February Gnarly Learnings #1: An Introduction to Propshaft

What an exciting couple of months it has been for the Rails community! Rails 7 was released in December of 2021 and this month we are welcoming Propshaft. David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), the creator of Rails, released a post on Feb. 11 introducing the community to the new and improved asset pipeline for Rails. While…

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Understanding Observables in RxJS

Do you want a different way to handle state in your Javascript applications? Then I suggest giving Reactive Programming a try, and more specifically, RxJS. RxJS is a framework-agnostic library that provides tools for applying the Observer pattern. RxJS has extensive operators for handling state, and it is equipped with asynchronous event management functions. This…

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STDIN Stream Processing Using Crystal Concurrency

Recently, I embarked on building out a simple proof of concept where I needed to render the latest JSON object from a stream originating from STDIN. The source data comes from a PR’d version of the system monitoring tool atop that adds an option for JSON output. I wanted the ability to render the most…

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