RailsBytes.com, AppLocale and more with Andrew Fomera

Welcome to Remote Ruby! Today, our special guest is Andrew Fomera, from Podia, co-worker of Jason, and friend of Jason, Chris, and Andrew Mason. He’s got a course on “Learn Rails by Building Instagram,” he’s launched AppLocale, and launched a tool called RailsBytes with Chris. Chris and Andrew Fomera talk about what RailsBytes is and how they got into building it. Also, Andrew Fomera tells us more about AppLocale, how he got started on it, what it does, and why it will change the world. What is “Thor” and why doesn’t Andrew like it? And why has Jason hit some major “Stonks” as a developer? Well download this episode to find out!

[00:02:25] Chris starts off and gives a s/o to Andrew Fomera for being one of the first GoRails subscribers and the longest subscriber. Then they explain what RailsBytes is and how they got into building it.  

[00:08:37] Chris talks about something they discovered working on this project and Andrew Fomera gives an example about installing things that depend on Webpacker.    

[00:11:45] Andrew mentions if you look at templates that exist today, people are employing different methods for adding a gem to the gem file, so he wants to know if Chris and Andrew Fomera have specific ways or recommended practices to do things.   

[00:17:58] Chris mentions about a Tweet that Marco created a CLI gem for RailsBytes which is really neat. Andrew gives Marco a s/o.  Chris asked the guys if they know what tool he was using for building the interactive CLI stuff and Andrew tells us.  

[00:21:02] Chris tells us what “Thor” is and we find out that Andrew doesn’t like it. 

[00:24:12] Andrew has a problem with Andrew Fomera’s nesting controller pattern and Andrew Fomera explains it’s just name spacing. Andrew comes up with a funny analogy that cracks Andrew Fomera up! ☺ Jason is proud of Andrew’s analogies! 

[00:25:33] Andrew Fomera and Chris let us know how people can support or promote the product.

[00:26:30] Andrew asks the guys if they’ve given any thought or concern if a developer comes along and tries to use this RailsBytes and it doesn’t work, that failure will get pushed over to the view component library instead of where it might ought to be. The guys tell us what they will probably do. 

[00:29:46] Chris talks about how one of the things he likes about installing certain libraries, like Passenger, is that they have an interactive way of setting up that on your server, which is how he hopes to get more people with RailsBytes. 

[00:33:14] Andrew Fomera tells us more about “AppLocale,” how he got started on it, what it does, and why it will change the world.  Andrew tells us to look up “Rails I18n.” (shorthand for internationalization.)

[00:41:46] Jason says he has a lot of StimulusReflex things to talk about with Nate in another episode and Andrew tells Jason that Nate’s opinion of him as a developer has hit some major “Stonks!”  Then, Andrew thanks Jason because now he’s created a massive amount of refactoring work for him. ☺


Jason Charnes
Chris Oliver
Andrew Mason

Andrew Fomera


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