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  1. Feb 2021
    1. Now let me ask you, do you write JS for a single page application differently from a "traditional" web application? I sure hope you do! In a "traditional" application, you can get away with being sloppy because every time the user navigates to a new page, their browser destroys the DOM and the JavaScript context. SPAs, though, require a more thoughtful approach.
    2. where's the code that unloads the table-sorter plugin when the page unloads? There isn't any. There didn't need to be back in the day because the browser handled the cleanup. However, in a single-page application like Turbolinks, the browser doesn't handle it. You, the developer, have to manage initialization and cleanup of your JavaScript behaviors.
    3. When people try to port traditional web apps to Turbolinks, they often run into problems because their JS never cleans up after itself.
    4. All Turbolinks-friendly JavaScript needs to: Initialize itself when a page is displayed Clean up after itself before Turbolinks navigates to a new page.
  2. Jan 2021
  3. Sep 2020