RailsConf 2020 -- Webpacker, It-Just-Works, But How?

rubyfavoritesMay 05, 2020Dotby Justin Gordon

From RailsConf 2020

Abstract

How does the Webpacker gem provide "it-just-works" webpack integration with Rails? That simplicity did not come easily. The rich functionality, complexity, and rapid evolution of the webpack ecosystem necessitated extension points beyond a simple Ruby config file.

Yet you need to know almost nothing about webpack to leverage the modern JavaScript ecosystem. But what if you want to extend the standard configuration? What information might help you upgrade webpack and webpacker in the future?

This talk will explain the magical plumbing of Webpacker so you can leverage the webpack ecosystem on your terms.

Resources

  1. Slides
  2. github.com/rails/webpacker
  3. github.com/shakacode/react_on_rails
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