The challenges to a front-end developer can be numerous. In addition to performing our day-to-day tasks, we are often expected to know a little (or a lot) about a wide array of subjects. Graphics, languages, user experience, accessibility, source control, security, browser compatibility, content management systems, and more.
This post was originally given as a presentation at RailsConf 2015.
Using Ruby code written by other developers is easy! Just add it to your Gemfile, run
bundle install, and start using it.
But what's really happening when you do that? How can use you someone else's code just by putting it in your Gemfile?