Front-End Sadness to Happiness: The React on Rails Story at GORUCO 2017

react on railsfavoritesJuly 15, 2017Dotby Justin Gordon

Here is a short recap of my odyssey around 4 major US cities giving talks on React on Rails in June of 2017. This talk focused on the “Why?” of React on Rails. Please don’t hesitate to email directly at justin@shakacode.com if you think that my team and I can help you with React on Rails, React-Native, or converting your Rails+Angular app to Rails+React. We’re helping several great companies with these awesome technologies.

Saturday, June 24th, GORUCO in NYC

Front-End Sadness to Happiness: The React on Rails Story

Abstract: Standard Rails development made me happy like no other programming paradigm in my career. Simple front-end development with standard Rails and a sprinkling of jQuery was ‘OK’ Then, in 2014, I had to build a front-end that dynamically updated like a desktop app. I knew there had to be something better, and I went down the rabbit hole of integrating React with Rails using Webpack. Come find out how my obsessive pursuit of “developer happiness” for the Rails front-end eventually drove me to start the React on Rails gem, the most popular integration of Rails with React using Webpack.

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The Basis of Rails and React on Rails
The Basis of Rails and React on Rails

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GORUCO 2017 Speakers
GORUCO 2017 Speakers

GORUCO 2017 Speakers
GORUCO 2017 Speakers

Justin and GORUCO Conference Organizer Luke Melia
Justin and GORUCO Conference Organizer Luke Melia

Justin with the PolicyGenius team
Justin with the PolicyGenius team

Conference organizers Jesse Chan-Norris and Mike Dalessio
Conference organizers Jesse Chan-Norris and Mike Dalessio

Great views from the GORUCO conference location
Great views from the GORUCO conference location

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Thursday, June 8th: LA Ruby

The LA Ruby Meetup crew, June 8th, 2017
The LA Ruby Meetup crew, June 8th, 2017

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Tuesday, June 13th: Pivotal Labs, Santa Monica, CA.

Justin at Pivotal Labs, Santa Monica, June 13, 2017
Justin at Pivotal Labs, Santa Monica, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 20th: Pivotal Labs, San Francisco, CA.

Justin at Pivotal Labs, San Francisco, June 20, 2017
Justin at Pivotal Labs, San Francisco, June 20, 2017

Thursday, June 22nd, 7 pm: NYC.rb Meetup

Event coordinator Rashaun, aka “Snuggs”
Event coordinator Rashaun, aka “Snuggs”

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No joke. Snuggs introduced me while doing a handstand.
No joke. Snuggs introduced me while doing a handstand.

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Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 pm: Austin on Rails

Justin with Richard Schneems at Austin on Rails, June 27th, 2017
Justin with Richard Schneems at Austin on Rails, June 27th, 2017

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Had to get some tacos in Austin!
Had to get some tacos in Austin!

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I’m happy to provide a free, 30 minute video chat consultation to discuss your web or mobile application development needs. Please get in touch at justin@shakacode.com. You can follow me @railsonmaui.

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