Thursday, June 04, 2020


RedwoodJS with Tom Preston-Werner - Software Engineering Daily

"RedwoodJS is a framework for building JAMStack applications. Tom Preston-Werner is one of the creators of RedwoodJS, as well as the founder of GitHub and Chatterbug, a language learning app.

Over the last 5 years, web development has matured considerably. React has become a standard for frontend component development. GraphQL has seen massive growth in adoption as a data fetching middleware layer. The hosting platforms have expanded beyond AWS and Heroku, to newer environments like Netlify and Vercel.

These changes are collectively known as the JAMStack. With the changes brought by the JAMStack, it raises the question: how should an app be built today? Can a framework offer guidance for how the different layers of a JAMStack app should fit together?"

redwoodjs/redwood: Bringing full-stack to the Jamstack. @GitHub

Redwood brings full-stack to the JAMstack with Tom Preston-Werner (JS Party #119) |> News and podcasts for developers |> Changelog

"Redwood is an opinionated, full-stack, serverless web application framework that will allow you to build and deploy JAMstack applications with ease. Imagine a React frontend, statically delivered by CDN, that talks via GraphQL to your backend running on AWS Lambdas around the world, all deployable with just a git push—that's Redwood."

Here's a quick taste of the technologies a standard Redwood application will use: