Dan Powell

Dan Powell

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Rails resourceful routes are fantastic for building resource-aware pages and dedicated URLs for interactions. ActiveRecord is a dream to work with.


Dynamic interactions require at least some javascript. Data from the database needs to make its way into the client somehow. API calls to load options a few radio buttons or niche routes are often more than is strictly needed.


  • load simple data (like form options) via Rails controller
  • serve up to client via data attributes
  • parse data set props
  • render dynamic elements with react tooling