Joined by Konnor Rogers

Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us!  We’ve been trying to have our guest on for a really long time, and that time is here folks!  Today, we're joined by Konnor Rogers, a Developer at Microsoft known for his knowledge of all things front-end. On this episode, we’ll hear Konnor’s journey from being an EMT, getting into tech, and Andrew introducing him to Snowpack. Konnor tells us more about a new JavaScript runtime called Bun, his go-to Vite Ruby, and using Import Maps as a start tool.  The guys have some deep conversations about ESBuild, Webpack, Webpacker, Web Components, and the new Lit Web Component. Also, there’s some great Web Components on GitHub that are mentioned, as well as a cool package called Catalyst.  And if you’re a Junior Developer, Konnor, Jason, and Andrew share some important tips that may help with your journey in finding a job.  Download this episode now!

[00:04:58] We find out when Konnor first met Andrew. 


[00:08:02] Konnor fills us in on his first job leading into what he’s doing now.


[00:09:54] We hear about Konnor’s journey with Andrew introducing him to Snowpack.


[00:14:12] Konnor tells us about a new JavaScript runtime called Bun, what he does when he spins up a Rails Project, and his go-to these days which is Vite Ruby.


[00:16:52] The guys chat about ESbuild, Webpack, and Webpacker.


[00:22:44] How important is it to target ES5?


[00:27:36] Konnor shares his thoughts on something Jason brings up with splitting out the CSS part of things to be a separate process and letting a bundler just bundle JavaScript.


[00:31:34] Konnor tells us more about Import Maps.


[00:34:58] The conversation takes a turn to Web Components, what a Web Component is, and we hear about the new Lit Web Component.  

 

[00:38:24] If you want to get more Lit, find out how to start, and what you would use the Web Component for. 


[00:41:02] If you want to install a package, add a custom element and it’s there, and you can style it, Andrew wonders how Rails Developers can start taking advantage of this or if it’s something we should continue to watch. ,


[00:43:09] Andrew mentions a bunch of Web Components on GitHub that are being used by a lot of people, and Konnor tells us about a package they have called Catalyst.

[00:46:24] Konnor explains how his experience with Web Components helped him with getting a job at Microsoft, and Andrew shares advice on finding a job. 


[00:52:02] If you’re a Junior Developer, Konnor, Jason, and Andrew share some fantastic tips for you. 


[00:58:12] Find out where you can follow Konnor on the internet.


Panelists:

Jason Charnes

Andrew Mason


Guest:

Konnor Rogers


Sponsor:

Honeybadger


Links:

Konnor Rogers Twitter

Stimulus Reflex Discord

GoRails project Discord

Remote Ruby Podcast-Episode 122: Skypack and Snowpack with Fred Schott

Bun

Vite Ruby

Estimator-GitHub

[Feature] alias option for path Resolve #38-esbuild

Lit Web Components

Lit

Catalyst-GitHub

github-elements

Ruby Radar Newsletter

Ruby Radar Twitter

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