BlogFront-End Sadness to Happiness: The React on Rails Story at GORUCO 2017
Front-End Sadness to Happiness: The React on Rails Story at GORUCO 2017
July 15, 2017by 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.