Just Rails

Bill Horsman on

We needed to build an app from scratch a couple of months ago which is always an opportunity to try out some new ideas. After a few years of building Vue apps (living inside Ruby on Rails) we decided to see what would happen if we stuck to Rails' recommendations — simplifying everything as much as possible.

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Two months in and we have no regrets. We've got a fast, simple app that was a joy to develop. It felt like adding new features was 10x easier than with Vue. That could be because of a few things:

But I do think that the most significant reasons were:

And a lot of that is possible because modern browsers are so good: