I’m very excited to have Ayush on the show today to talk about all things fullstack web dev, his new book The Rails & Hotwire Codex, and why “vanilla” is awesome!
Every Ruby web framework has its own way of configuring itself as well as third-party dependencies.
Roda’s stated goals are simplicity, reliability, extensibility, and performance. Those are the very reasons why I have become such a Roda stan. It’s so malleable, you can take it in any number of directions in terms of architecture—particularly on the view side which is where my primary interest lies.
This is a subject far too little discussed from what I can tell, yet with a fundamental awareness and regular usage of design patterns, you can dramatically uplevel your frontend code.
I truly adore this design pattern. Once you know it, you start to see its usefulness across a wide variety of scenarios, codebases, and even programming languages.
In this episode, I break down the main conceptual difference between “string-based templates” such as ERB and “DSLs” such as Papercraft, the various options within each category, and some of the reasons you might want to choose one approach or another depending on your use case.