In this episode of Rails Refactoring Podcast, Wiktor and Marcin are discussing
new Frontend-Friendly Rails book. It tells about improving frontend
infrastructure provided by Rails. We are covering few topics from the book:
We are in the middle of a process of converting our bestselling book Rails Meets React from CoffeeScript to ES6. This book turned out to be a huge help for many Rails developers seeking a sane way to create their front end applications.
Many people are not using CoffeeScript and could use the information from the book. This is our main request for improving this book, we got from you all. And we are providing this upgrade to all people, who will ever buy Rails Meets React
Working on a book on a live stream
The process of rewriting the content may be interesting for people wanting to convert their React codebase from CoffeeScript to ES6. So, I thought it may be a good time to experiment with video streaming.
We’ve tried almost everything for our Rails frontends - typical Rails views, Backbone, Angular and others. What we settled with is React.js. In this post we’re showing you, how we structure a typical React.js app when it comes to the files structure.
Imagine if there was one tool, that would solve all these problems and help you deliver your front-end much faster. What if you didn’t have to worry about this whole DOM stuff when you just want to update the view?
How would you feel being as efficient as when developing your Rails backend, when it comes to user interface?