“Once out of the realm of little programs, such as the ones you wrote in school, the economics of software take on a strange reversal in which the cheapest programs to own are the ones that are the most expensive to write, and the most expensive programs are the cheapest to write.” – Alan Cooper Continue reading “The Cost of Prototyping”
This tutorial has an update using Turbo Streams and Stimulus. You can read it here: Stimulus.js & HOTWire Tutorial: Interactive Deletes Interactive websites have that feeling of immediacy. Clicked links respond in milliseconds, and there is never a need to wait… Waiting for a remote record to delete, and then the whole page refresh afterwards Continue reading “Stimulus.js Tutorial: Interactive Deletes with Rails UJS”
One of the features of a Progressive Web App is the lack of browser chrome on a mobile device. iOS and Android hide little things like the address bar and the browser history buttons. It’s up to the PWA itself to provide the navigation to previous pages. Breadcrumbs are one technique of displaying previously visited Continue reading “Leaving Breadcrumbs in your Progressive Web App with Stimulus.js”
Just because Stimulus.js is designed to work with HTML over the wire doesn’t mean it can’t use JSON APIs when the need arises. In fact, it can perform just like Vue.js in pulling JSON from an API and placing the results on your page. Here is a tutorial that loads commit messages from Github, and renders them Continue reading “Loading and Templating JSON Responses in Stimulus.js”
There are many times when logically it makes sense for a page to receive updates about many different items. Sometimes those items are similar, so many ActionCable channels can each listen for one item, or a single channel listen for many different items. Here is an example of using one ActionCable channel to subscribe to Continue reading “Subscribing to many channels in ActionCable”
Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, have a home in Rails. There are a few pieces to add to any app to make it a PWA. With a little configuration, an app will be installable in a browser, accessible offline, and in line with any other front end framework. PWAs? Progressive Web Apps are a type Continue reading “Easy PWAs the Rails way”
Use Stimulus.js to manage ActionCable connections in your interactive web app.
Stimulus.js allows for a myriad of ways to store state about our webapp. One thing to always keep in mind is that Stimulus.js wants to enhance existing HTML instead of control all of the page’s DOM, so we will need to think of ways that leverage server generated HTML to manage our state and progressively Continue reading “Where do I store my state in Stimulus.js?”