Bits & Bytes

Feb 17, 2017

Replacing the asset pipeline with Webpack 2 in Rails

Don't get me wrong, I think the asset pipeline is great, it allows you to get a web app up and running in no time with zero configuration. However, when you want to make the move away from coffeescript to using pure ES6 and other JS libraries such as React, things start to get a little more difficult.

Jan 22, 2017

Using Docker For Development with Ruby on Rails

In the first part of this series, I am going to be talking about how to setup Docker for your development environment. In part two, I shall be discussing how to prepare Docker for production and finally, part three will look at how to automate deployment.

Dec 8, 2015

Polling for File Generation

I myself, often forget how to do all the Ajax trickery in Rails and Google isn't always the most helpful resource for me in this area. Therefore, I thought I'd share my process with you and also leave a reminder for myself when I forget how to do it again.