Intro to Rush.js with co-author Pete Gonzales

Hosted byCharles Lowell, Taras Mankovski

June 25th, 2020.

Monorepos are the new muse of library maintainers, but what happens when your project grows past 100 packages in the same repo? What about thousands? Rush.js was created for those cases, and Pete—who started the project while working at Microsoft—is here to tell us about it.


Pete Gonzalez | @octogonz

During the day, Pete works at HBO in Seattle on their streaming media apps. Prior to that, he was at Microsoft for 9 years, and before that, he worked at various consulting companies. A long time ago he was a cofounder of Ratloop, a small company that makes video games.


01:24 - Rush.js: What is it and what is it for?

04:47 - Problems with Managing Large Codebases

  • Rush Stack: provides reusable tech for running large scale monorepos for the web

07:22 - How does Rush provide a solution for build orchestration?

13:34 - Rush Stack Opinion: How to Lint, Bundle, etc.

16:53 - Using Rush Stack: Getting Started

24:27 - Getting Technical About Versions

  • Phantom Dependencies
  • Doppelgangers
  • Pure Dependencies

32:47 - Thoughts on Monorepos

36:30 - Getting Started (Cont’d) + Efficient TypeScript Compellation

43:28 - Does Rush have a size limit? Is it for bigger or smaller projects? Both?

44:34 - Using pieces of Rush in non-Rush projects?


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