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Episode 4: Design Patterns on the Frontend, History of MVVM, Web Components, and You

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.

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Transform Your Data Object-Oriented Style with Formatters

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.

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Episode 3: String-Based Templates vs. DSLs: the Pros & Cons of Each

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.

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What’s Better Than DRY? DOEY! (Don’t Over-Exert Yourself)

When I’m in my “flow state” as a programmer, what I’m constantly doing is finding ways to eliminate redundancies, learning to recognize that entire subsystems as a whole can be made entirely redundant if I simply took the time to search for higher-level abstractions.

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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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