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re: Webpacker is my second largest compliant because I can no longer easily create a web-app. Rails is supposed to be convention over configuration and...

I completely relate to that.

I think the issue is a conceptual one. How do you integrate a second language's ecosystem of libraries, dependencies, etc. into a framework built primarily for the first language?

It used to be that you could accomplish everything for a full stack web app in Rails alone. You still can, truthfully, but a lot of clients, companies and consumers are expecting certain behavior that gets very challenging to duplicate without client-side JavaScript, and JavaScript has gone from a couple script tags to an entire universe of complexity, in and of itself.

Complicated stuff!

Nokogiri was most frequently named a "most frustrating" gem in the 2018 version of this survey! rails-hosting.com/2018/

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