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Using AlpineJS with Hotwire and Turbo in Rails [2021]

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With the addition of Hotwire in Rails comes the change of Turbolinks to Turbo. The change to Turbo doesn't break much with the exception of AlpineJS.

If you don't know what AlpineJS is then I'd recommend taking a look at the GitHub repository, but in short;

Alpine.js offers you the reactive and declarative nature of big frameworks like Vue or React at a much lower cost.

If you've been using AlpineJS or are planning on using it and you're about to upgrade to Hotwire then you'll need to install the NPM package alpine-turbo-drive-adapter by SimoTod.

This package will fix AlpineJS's x-show, if it's not included all x-show elements will ignore the argument to make them show/hide.

AlpineJS with Turbo RailsByte

To make the installation/upgrade process even easier, I have created a RailsByte; AlpineJS with Turbo RailsByte.

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