I learned quite a bit (the hard way) helping my team switch our frontend JavaScript application from the Rails asset pipeline to webpack. I decided to distill what I learned into a talk I would have wanted to see before I started. This is that talk.


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Presented at RailsConf on April 19, 2018 and at NYC.rb April 10, 2018.

Resources

For those interested to learn more about webpack, here are some additional resources I've found helpful in my own learning.

Tutorials

Videos

Sprockets to webpack

Improving build performance

ES6 Modules

UMD

Funny


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