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Webpack ALL The Assets

With the release of Rails 6, Webpack was introduced as the default JavaScript bundler by using the Webpacker gem. We tend to think about Webpack only as a tool to handle JavaScript files, but it can be used to handle all kinds of asset files. This article shows how to create a Rails app that uses only Webpack to handle all the assets, including images, fonts, styles and videos. [more inside]

How to ignore Bullet in RSpec tests

The Bullet gem is an excellent tool for finding opportunities to improve how you grab data via ActiveRecord. On a recent project, we’ve been running Bullet in our test environment as well as development. It has helped us find some improvements to areas of the app we rarely hit when developing new features. [more inside]

Glimmer DSL for SWT System Tray

Glimmer DSL for SWT has shipped with explicit system tray support, greatly simplifying the addition of a tray item to an app. It also now supports multiple parallel animations on a canvas, and animation property data-binding. [more inside]

command_kit 0.1.0 released!

command_kit 0.1.0 has been released! After much work, feedback, testing, this is the first stable release of CommandKit. CommandKit is a new Ruby CLI toolkit for building correct and robust CLI commands as plain-old Ruby classes that include modules. Some advantages of CommandKit is declarative DSL syntax, modular design (every feature is an includable module), a variety of built-in features (ANSI colors, --help man-pages, sub-commands, less/more pager, XDG support, etc), and easy to test.

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