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require react_jsin the spec_helper as that gets reloaded on every spec, and I see no way to get it added in the default load done by the outer index.html file...
I think it's high time we started learning lessons of history. No one sane will ever start using a new language in their projects until you show them a few cool development tools supporting it, tell them a couple of success stories, and show a dozen of programmers working with that language and living close by. As for programmers, they will never - except probably for the youngest ones - spend their time and health on learning another "very best" language until you show them a few cool development tools (not a frob like Racer) and a couple of tens of thousands of ready-made libraries (not "experimental" or "unstable" or stuff like that), tell them a couple of success stories, and show them a dozen of open vacancies in their city or town. You know, it's like the "Chicken or the Egg" dilemma. On very rare occasions, this problem does get resolved (relatively representative examples are Go and Scala) - mostly thanks to investments of time and money from some large company (Google, Typesafe) who for some reason finds it worthy to popularize a new language.
Completely agree with that Forrest :+1: I think Volt will be Opal's first killer app and when Volt gets its own killer app, Opal will benefit hugely as well.
I also agree about showing people stuff, how they can use it (and why it's so much better than the alternatives!!) ...exactly why I think good quality screencasts are important.
I'm currently reformatting my Mac but will post a summary of what's going on with the screencasts and where everyone's at later this week :)
file_input = Element.find("#fileInput"). I'm using opal-jquery as well as just opal. I can't figure out a way to get the file being uploaded. I'm trying to read a file via the FileReader. Any help would be appreciated.