Being open

Published on Apr 19, 2019

It's so wonderful being open. It releases you from a lot of headaches.

You don't have to play a game or struggle on your own. All your cards are on the table and people want to help - sometimes all you have to do it ask.

Yesterday, I wrote about my frustrations installing Tailwind CSS on my application. I've wanted to try it out for a while, but I've never managed to get it work. Just adding Bootstrap was simple. I knew what to do and it just worked. There was always one hurdle with Tailwind.

I've finally made it over. My app now has Tailwind installed. It's unused, but it's there. Ready to go.

All this happened because I reach out to Adam himself, along with the author of the guide I followed. I have to credit a colleague too, who had some suggestions - including looking at Webpacker, which was ultimately the cause.

It turned out. I updated the webpacker gem from 3.5 to 4.0 without doing any of the additional steps - which weren't entirely required, but wasn't known as a potential issue to the installation of Tailwind.

I feel like this is a great opportunity to add to open source community, but I'm not sure how to go about it.