Ruby on Rails #146 Generate Barcodes with JsBarcode. StimulusJS, Importmaps

4 months ago
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This episode is not what you expected, not what you asked for, and not what you deserve.

Previously, in episode 56, I talked about generating barcodes with gem Barby and storing them in ActiveStorage.

But really, why would you want to STORE a programatically generated file (where the result is always the same)? Why not just generate and display it on the client?

Being a Full Stack Ruby on Rails dev requires sometimes venturing into the JS world; acknowledging that it's easier to do some tasks on the client side. This is one of the cases.

Episode source code:
Based on this blogpost:

0:00 Why use Javascript for Barcodes?
1:35 Auto-generate barcodes for products
3:14 use JsBarcode with importmaps and StimulusJS
6:58 customize the barcode (encoding, size, color)

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Notes to self:

  • Damn, the Recommended based on what you are watching now is messed up, because currently each video has the same 5 tags, apart of the unique tags.
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