#146 Generate Barcodes with JsBarcode. StimulusJS, Importmaps

stimulusjs jsbarcode importmaps

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: https://github.com/corsego/146-jsbarcode-stimulus-importmaps/commit/d55bbede43fd374cd97d7a2796b609dcaaf57513
Based on this blogpost: https://blog.corsego.com/jsbarcode

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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