You don't need Rails to start using Hotwire  ↦

Akshay Khot:

Although Hotwire (an approach to building web apps without much JS by sending HTML instead of JSON over the wire.) is closely tied to Ruby on Rails, you might be surprised to know that you don’t really need Rails to learn, play, and experiment with Hotwire. In this article, I will show you how a simple static website can use Turbo Drive and Frames to make it more dynamic and responsive.

We’ve been using the predecessor to Hotwire’s Turbo Drive on this very website (an Elixir app) for 7 (!) years now, so I’m convinced there are valid uses of Hotwire outside of its usual Rails context.


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