Episode #605

Back when I got started writing Rails applications, if we wanted to make our HTML more dynamic we sprinkled it with some jQuery event handlers. Fast forward a decade or so, and many web frontends are built from the ground up on robust JavaScript frameworks like React and Ember. These frameworks work great for richly interactive client-side applications, supported by a backend API. But what if we just want to take a typical Rails app and spruce it up with a little bit of extra liveness? Today, guest chef and veteran Rails screencaster Chris Oliver joins us to demonstrate the Stimulus JavaScript library. He’ll show you how Stimulus can be applied to the HTML you already have, to add a touch of extra client-side richness. Enjoy!

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