In this post, we'll take a look at installing and using the webpack-bundle-analyzer, perhaps the most invaluable webpack plugin, to analyze and debug the output of the webpack build in a Rails project configured to use Webpacker.
A new Rails 6 application will install both Webpacker and Sprockets by default. Don't they solve the same problem? This article dives into why Sprockets lives on even though webpack has surpassed most of its features and why you might want to choose one over the other.
Understanding your Rails webpack configuration and build output can be a little confusing, especially if you're new to either Rails or webpack. This post contains a few tips for debugging your Webpacker setup, some specific to Rails Webpacker, some generally applicable to webpack.
Configuring webpack is precisely the main job of Webpacker's NPM package, @rails/webpacker. This post provides an overview of how to customize its default settings for your Rails application.
Configuring Webpacker can be a daunting task. In this guide, we will take a look at the options provided via the webpacker.yml file and supported environment variable overrides.
Upgrading jQuery plugins to work with webpack is a common source of confusion. If you're lucky, you may find they can work in either context such that you might not need jQuery at all.
There are plenty of great reasons to switch to Webpacker, including improvements in supported syntax, development tooling, performance optimizations, and more. For Rails developers considering the upgrade from the Rails asset pipeline, start here.
A reference guide to NPM version constraints for dependencies declared in the package.json file of a Rails project from the perspective of a Ruby developer familiar with similar conventions used to specify Ruby dependencies in a Gemfile.
When I first started working with webpack, I was in for a few surprises. I assumed how things should behave, based on my previous experience with the Rails asset pipeline, only to learn through experience how I was wrong.
This time we'll walk through the steps for integrating Bootstrap 4 with Rails and Webpacker 4.
This tutorial demonstrates how to create Vue.js components that can render PDFs along with tools like webpack, PDF.js, and the canvas element.
In this post, we describe the challenges we faced while replacing the Rails asset pipeline with webpack, how we solved those issues, and what we learned along the way.
Described how I added a Service Worker script to rossta.net with some considerations concerning cache-busting strategies and deployment
Explaining how to integrate the webpack asset management tool with the Ruby static web framework Middleman