Rails 5.1 introduced the integration of the webpacker gem to replace part of the Asset Pipeline with webpack. Rails 5.2 improves support by upgrading the supported webpacker version to 3.0. But what is webpack? And what can it provide your Rails application? Zachery Moneypenny will explain webpack from the ground-up, as well as provide some examples of how the rails integration works. He’ll also talk about the future of asset handling in Rails, and deliver the HOTTEST of TAKES (*stage whisper* he doesn’t like the asset pipeline).
Zachery Moneypenny is a Principal UI Engineer at Roche Sequencing Solutions. Though much of his career has been spent working on a variety of desktop applications and web backend services, he’s currently designing and building frontend applications using Angular and React. In addition to software development, Zachery has always been passionate/angry about the broken software interview process and runs the YWeb Career Academy Mock Interview program as well as the Technical Interviewing Meetup. He’s been googling how to fix nokogiri install errors since 2008.