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How Ruby and Web Components Can Work Together

Use Ruby to transform incoming data and generate reusable markup, and use web components to encapsulate frontend styling and behavior. Build discrete building blocks of UI while collapsing mental models. Chef’s kiss!

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Episode 2: Componentized View Architecture FTW!

There are no full stack engineers?! Let’s talk about that. Also, just what is a componentized view architecture anyway? I break it all down and explain why I’m gung-ho about view components. Plus I answer questions regarding Stimulus, nice_partials, and other Rails tooling from listeners like YOU! Enjoy, and keep on Ruby-ing!

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Episode 1: Why Ruby2JS is a Game Changer

I’m so glad you could tune in for the debut episode of Fullstack Ruby. I’ve been on a few Ruby-themed podcasts over the past 18 months, but this is the first time I’m running a show about Ruby myself! To kick things off, I’d like to introduce you to Ruby2JS and explain why I think this technology is a game changer.

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The Rise of Fullstack Ruby & the Next Frontier of the Web

Today, right now, right this very minute, is the absolute best time to be a fullstack Ruby/web developer! And tomorrow will be even better.

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Teaching Ruby to Beginners? Trying New Gems or Techniques? Use Bridgetown!

The next big release of Bridgetown provides an intriguing new environment for teaching and learning Ruby and trying out new tools in the Ruby ecosystem.

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Better OOP Through Lazily-Instantiated Memoized Dependencies

There are various schools of thought around how best to define dependencies in your object graph. Let’s learn about the one I prefer to use the majority of the time. It takes advantage of three techniques Ruby provides for us: variable-like method calls, lazy instantiation, and memoization.

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Static Typing in Ruby 3 Gives Me a Headache (But I Could Grow to Like It)

It kinda sorta works—with several asterisks. Hence the reason it took me so long to even write an article about Ruby 3 typing. I think I’m onboard with where this is all headed, but we have a ways to get there.

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Ractors: Multi-Core Parallel Processing Comes to Ruby 3

Historically, the only way you could truly achieve async parallelism in Ruby would be to fork multiple processes or schedule background jobs. Until now.

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Everything You Need to Know About Destructuring in Ruby 3

Updated for Ruby 3.1! How improved pattern matching and rightward assignment make it possible to “destructure” hashes and arrays in Ruby 3.

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Ruby on the Frontend? Choose Your Weapon

We all know that Ruby is a great language to use for the backend of your web application, but did you know you can write Ruby code for the frontend as well?

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