Integrating Browserify and Gulp with Sprockets
Date: This event took place live on April 09 2015
Presented by: Spike Brehm
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
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Over the last few years, the front-end build ecosystem has been exploding. A new, NPM-centric approach to front-end dependency management and asset building has risen in popularity, with task runners Grunt or Gulp and module packagers like Browserify, Webpack, and RequireJS.
At Airbnb, we wanted to take advantage of these new tools to modernize the front-end build pipeline or our main Rails app, so we weren't constrained by the limited solution provided by Sprockets. We hoped to gain:
About Spike Brehm
He's currently prototyping the next generation of Airbnb's front end stack, and is busy open-sourcing Rendr: a library for building web applications that run on both sides of the wire, fetching data and rendering views on client and server, built on Backbone.js and Node.js.
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