A curated, monthly roundup of the best Turbo (Native), Stimulus, and Strada articles, code, courses, and more by Joe Masilotti.
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by Deanin @Deaniocom
by Joe Masilotti @joemasilotti
In May I had the honor of speaking at the first ever Rails SaaS conference in LA. And you can now watch my talk on YouTube.
From my learnings building RailsDevs, I cover how to get more juniors hired in our ecosystem. I outline actionable tips and stories for hiring mangers, senior developers, and even juniors looking for their first role.
by David Kimura @kobaltz
Part 1 of a whopping 23 part series on building Twitter with Rails and Hotwire. This video kicks off the series with a new Rails project and some initial setup like adding RSpec and Bootstrap. The rest of the series covers Devise, flash messages, tweeting from modals, upgrading flows with Turbo, retweeting, and a whole lot more.
by Pete Hawkins @peteyhawkins
by Emmanuel Hayford @siaw23
This series includes 60+ new features, improvements, and upgrades from Rails 7.1, all documented with concrete examples. I’m most looking forward to
#stub_const, explicitly defining which locals a template accepts,
Rails.env.local?, and an easier way to search for Rails routes. Don’t miss Part I, Part II, and Part III.
by Devanil Junior @Devanil
by Rich Steinmetz @RichStoneIO
The good and the bad on our favorite language and framework in 2022. Also, a peek into what’s coming in 2023. Speculation perhaps, but the last sentence gets me excited. “We might see more content, development and maturity around building native mobile apps with Rails in 2023.” Yes, please! I’d love to see more Turbo Native content, especially if it came from official sources. One man can only write so much on the subject.
by Women On Rails Newsletter @womenonrails
Did you know that Rails has a built in task to list all of your FIXME comments? Me neither! You can even add your own custom ones tags to the default
by Konnor Rogers @RogersKonnor
💼 Job hunt
A rare opportunity to work with the folks at 37signals as a summer intern. They are offering a 4-day work week and $2,000 per week. Applications close February 10, so apply soon.
by Ryan Strickler @ryanstrickler
A new job board dedicated to Hotwire appeared a few weeks ago. It’s still fairly new so there aren’t a ton of jobs yet. But Ryan manually curates the list so expect a lot of signal and very little noise.
by Chris Oliver @excid3
Another Rails job board, brought to you Chris from GoRails. You can find contract gigs alongside full-time roles here, making it one of the few sites valuable to the fellow Rails freelancer.
by Joe Masilotti @joemasilotti
If scouring job boards and emailing resumes is not your thing then your profile on RailsDevs. Hiring businesses will reach out to you - directly. No middlemen, only organic conversations.