The Ruby Dispatch

Ruby and Rails applications are awesome on Fly! This is the home for Ruby-oriented content including Rails, Sinatra, Turbo, Rack, and more.

By Sam Ruby

Using TurboStream With the Fetch API

Many people see Rails as a framework that will get you to IPO and beyond. I, personally, I'm more interested in the long tail of applications that are used by only a small group of people. I wrote one such application to schedule heats for ballroo...

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By Brad Gessler

Making Sense of Rails Assets

The Rails asset ecosystem is at peak complexity as it transitions from Sprockets to Importmaps and Propshaft, by way of Webpacker. How does it affect people who build Rails apps? How should Rails plugin developers navigate the transition? Rails ha...

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By Brad Gessler

Semi-Static Websites

Static websites have exploded in popularity over the past few years. What is it that people like so much about static site generators? Low operational complexity - Static websites can be deployed to a production environment without the need for...

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By Joshua Sierles

Run Ordinary Rails Apps Globally

If you've used your own Rails application from another continent, you may get the feeling that physics has beaten your performance tuning efforts. Page loads feel a bit sluggish, even with all the right database indexes and fancy CDN-backed assets...

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