Stimulus JS Freelancer
Author of Modest JS Works
I’m available early this week
to help on your Stimulus JS problem.
Start by sending me a screen share of your problem and I’ll get back to you early this week.
Screen share? Is there a price? Details below.
“As Rails as possible”, that’s the way you’re building your app…
You’re alone to work on the front-end…
And you’re stuck on a specific problem.
“Can I get an expert opinion real quick?
I don’t want to dig for the details.”
- Are stuck with a third-party library that’s acting up, that’s not playing nice with Turbo’s page replacements;
- Have spent too much time on this particular bug, and it’s time you bring in someone who will know what to do to fix it quick;
- Aren’t sure how to build something “the Hotwire way” and you’re not getting answers in the forums;
- Are trying to add flare: transitions, animations, a nice touch, and Stimulus is tricky for those;
- Are tempted to use Vue or React for a part, and you hesitate to mix approaches;
- Aren’t quite using Hotwire everywhere and you’re wondering if it’s worth pushing over that edge at this point in your project.
Discords and Slacks.
Now you’re ready to Pay Someone.
Because you’re busy. You’d rather work on something else than going deep on Stimulus and its subtleties.
You’re the everything person on your project, maybe the founder of your SaaS business or the freelance dev building for a client.
“I’ve invested too much time on this Stimulus problem already.”
“Am I close or is this still full of unknowns?”
“I don’t want to become an expert on Stimulus!”
“Can I jump straight to the answer? Somebody surely has run into this problem before.”
“Am I on the right track?”
“I’m allergic to this JS stuff honestly. I’m ready to pay someone”.
Record a video,
I'll get back to you early this week
A two-day, part-time, video- and text-based consultation. All Asynchronous.
I’ll help you advance on your main problem and maybe another one or two if we have time.
$425 USD (if in Canada: + HST), paid before we start. After I watch your initial screen share video, I’ll reply with a payment URL if I can help with your problem. If I can’t help, I’ll let you know and no charge.
How it works
I use a tool called ZipMessage that we’ll use to send each other screen share videos and text over two days. Can you keep the page and videos for later? Sure thing. You’ll see it’s pretty great.
Can I just email you instead so we can have a call?
For this package and price, I’m only offering async video + text. No calls.
You’ll see, async video is pretty great.
Will you be doing the work or are you just consulting me?
I’ll consult you on getting unstuck, but I can’t go deep into your code over the two-day async video+text offering.
After this initial consultation, if you’re looking for more of my help, I might offer a different package if I think I can help with a bigger engagement to help squash a bug or help build whole features.
My experience with Stimulus:
I’ve been using Stimulus on a range of projects
Launched supercharts.dev, a charting library for Bullet Train Rails apps, built with Stimulus and chart.js.
Bullet Train - Packaged the Stimulus controllers and other JS of Bullet Train, (Andrew Culver’s Rails starter kit, continuing on the Stimulus transition I led in 2021) into different npm packages.
Launched a SaaS app for a client, wrote
d3.jscharts inside Stimulus-controlled
turbo frames, search suggestion pull-downs, other small custom Stimulus controllers, usage tracking using
Google Tag Manager,
Helped a SaaS company replace
Alpine.jswith Stimulus for elements that had
Bullet Train - Led the Stimulus migration on Andrew Culver’s Bullet Train starter kit, wrapping third-party components (
daterangepicker) and replacing some
Boring Rails - Collaborated on an article for Matt Swanson’s Boring Rails blog titled Magic Responsive Tables with Stimulus and IntersectionObserver, mimicking Shopify
Polaris’ responsive tables
Built a tool for a Shopify shop owner, building Stimulus-adapted versions of
turbo-streamsto update a page on long-running jobs.
Published sharpen.page, a personal blog with articles on buyer psychology. Used Turbolinks for animating page transitions, used Stimulus for a few page interactions.
Vue, an SPA in just one dedicated area of the app)
Built a marketing website for a mobile app startup company. Used
Turbolinksfor page transitions and Stimulus for scroll transitions
Did a presentation at Ottawa Ruby on (then just-announced) Stimulus called Turn Turbolinks Back On: Stimulus Brings The Sprinkles (it’s on YouTube) and published a couple demos.
Did an earlier presentation at Ottawa Ruby, this one on saving state of a
Vueview model to survive
Turbolinkspage restores and published a demo as well.
If your initial video starts like any of these, you can be pretty sure my answer will be… “Yes, I can help with that”.
- “Can you help me plan out this UI with your Stimulus know-how? I’m not sure how the bits will fit together between Turbo frames, routes, Stimulus controllers… Do you do UI design by the way?”
- “I’ve got this problem with a third-party component and I’m not sure what’s going on… here’s where I’m at…”
- “I’ve got these two Stimulus controllers started, but for some reason I can’t get one to trigger an action in the other…”
- “I’ve got this far with Turbo, but I’m at the last 10% and I need to do something with Stimulus I think…”
- “I think I’d like your help with a bigger piece where you do the work, but to start can we hash out together the scope and the overall approach? Think we can bang that out in a two-day part-time consultation?”
- “I’ve got this chartjs graph that works with Stimulus okay, but I want to make this other custom chart that I think I’ll need d3.js for. Do you build charts with Stimulus? Can you point me in the right direction so I can give it a try?”
Think I can help? Start a video screen share to tell me about your problem. Hit record or upload, than it’ll ask to provide your name and email. You’ll hear from me soon.
We’ll Be a Good Fit…
You’re an owner, a freelancer maybe, a self-starter or a founder. You bear risk and you value your time and attention. You don’t want no grifter and you want to work with dependable people who keep their word and add value.
Happy to work with you.