CSS Bundling for Rails provides a new way for importing and managing our CSS assets in Rails Applications, but it does have some challenges around a few libraries (specifically font awesome and a few others) which we'll look at in this episode.
With Rails 7 coming out soon, it's a good time to look at what it could take to upgrade our existing applications to esbuild. In this episode, we start with a Rails 6 application and begin the upgrade process by removing Webpacker and switching over to esbuild.
With custom controllers and Global ID, we can lock down Active Storage files to provide a link which expires after a duration of time. At the beginning of the video, I tour the new Rails 7 template and configuration that will be used for episodes going forward.