Notes about things
After upgrading to Hotwire, I wanted to try out Turbo Streams. In CloudSh there is a background job that runs a Golang application to index sites. That seemed like a cool thing to use Turbo Streams so I can see the console output.
Turbo Streams just work. The basic flow is capture the process output in the background job, broadcast it to the UI, and follow along by scolling as new data comes in.
Some quick notes on adding Hotwire to an existing Rails applicaiton.
It's time to hand over a project. What do I provide when handing off a project? What do I expect to get when jumping into an existing project?
It's the same regardless of which side I'm on. Here's what I review and use to asses projects. I mainly deal with web applications, so I'm focusing on those.
Not everything here is necessarily part of the project requirements or agreement, but these are areas I look at to get a clear understanding of the state of the project.
In my continuing effort to consolidate technologies used in my projects I'm changing an existing Rails app to use Webpacker and TailwindCSS, and away from Bootstrap.
These are the steps I took to get TailwindCSSv2 working. Add webpack to Rails 5 covers the whole process, including moving existing JS and CSS files to Webpacker.
Where should I host my side project? It's a question I ask every time I start a new project. I've tried so many different options I have to lookup where each project is hosted.
This is annoying and makes development slow. It takes time to remember where a project is hosted and then remember all the different options and commands for those environments.
Some new tools I've come across that I'm finding useful.
I've run a number of projects on Elastic Beanstalk, generally the whole experience is terrible. Still better than running servers yourself, but so far from Heroku.
All my projects end up with a bunch of
.ebextensions files that try to configure the EB server for the application.
They work sometimes, and almost alway break with platform upgrades, even minor upgrades.
Hosting a [Lucky Framework] application on AWS Lambda using [Apex Up].
[Buildpacks.io] is bringing buildpacks, like Heroku uses, to anyone. Buildpacks are a better way to build [Docker] images, partly due to caching layers, but also helps build reusable build processes. This is a better intro Turn Your Code into Docker Images with Cloud Native Buildpacks.
Using [Coc] with [Neovim] in ZSH and a ruby version manager, like RVM, or [ASDF].