Along came the bower-rails gem, which was a boon in two regards: one it allowed vendored packages to be sensibly controller by Bower – obviously – but also clued me in to the idea that assets don’t need to be split into their respective folders – with Bower-rails, assets are all stored in their respective library folders, under vendor/assets/bower_components. This alone, was a huge boon to be made aware of.
Bower Rails give you the option of working with a native bower.json file, or a more Ruby-like Bowerfile, which is a welcome boon to Rails and Ruby developers more familiar with the Gemfile.
If you haven’t tried Bower or bower-rails, I encourage you to check it out, and hopefully you find it a boon to your Rails development workflow.
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