Stimulus and RxJS For Improved Loading States May 15, 2020 See how we can use Stimulus and RxJS primitives to improve the handling of loading states in response to user actions.
Stimulus and RxJS for an SPA Like Experience Jun 11, 2019 See how we can use Stimulus and RxJS along with server rendered templates to create a single-page-app like experience by just adding some sprinkles of Javascript.
Client Side Form Validation With Stimulus and Rails May 27, 2019 Client side form validation is fairly easy to do with a framework such as Angular or Ember, but how can we get client validation with just Rails and Stimulus? With a sprinkling of Javascript, we can see just how easy it is to add some client side validation.
Redirecting to static webpacker Content With Rails May 22, 2019 With the release of Rails 6, webpacker is the new default compilation pipe for Javascript assets. Learn how to create a standalone widget file which redirects to webpacker compiled assets.
Rails Vanity URL's With Route Constraints Apr 27, 2019 Looking to create a root-level vanity URL, while still having a catch-all route or using high_voltage gem? Read on to learn how to use Route Constraints in Rails to achieve this.
Preventing Minitest Focus During CI Apr 26, 2019

I really love using Minitest along with Minitest Focus during the development process with Rails.

All it takes is adding focus before a test (or multiple tests), and running rails test will only run those tests. This makes it very handy when working through a specific issue and continually running only those selected tests.

Fade in Image Components With Ember Oct 12, 2015 One nice effect when you have a number of images, especially in a gallery, is to setup placeholder images while your images load. This makes a much nicer experience, especially for those who are on slower connections, as they don’t have the images slowly load. This sounds like it would be fairly easy to do using CSS, and there are certainly a number of solutions to do this using CSS. However, in cases where you want to use the background-image property, it’s challenging to get a nice fade-in effect. ...
Ember CLI - Easily toggle between mocks and live server Feb 2, 2015 One of the great things about Ember is how productive I feel, and how it allows me to focus solely on the front end. Ember CLI makes this even faster, as it makes it super easy to create http-mocks of the backend, which allows me to continue working on the front-end while the Web API portion of the application is still being developed or finalized. If the same team member is working on both, sometimes an approach of starting with the UI also helps vet out the requirements for the Web API as well. ...