Episode 522

Upgrading from Sprockets to Webpacker with Ariel Juodziukynas - RUBY 499


May 26th, 2021

1 hr 13 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

Ariel Juodziukynas joins the Rogues to talk about how to upgrade your Ruby on Rails application from Sprockets to Webpacker.

Sprockets was introduced in Rails 3.1 to help you manage your static assets including JavaScript. Webpack came along to help manage JavaScript and eventually other assets later on and was adopted into Rails in version 5 and is now the preferred way to manage JavaScript assets in Ruby on Rails applications.

Ariel has written a guide on how to move from Sprockets to Webpacker and discussed with the Rogues the pros, cons, and pitfalls of such a move in your applications.


  • John Epperson
  • Luke Stutters


  • Ariel Juodziukynas