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๐Ÿงต Evan You can React-ify static sites too! I'm pretty sure that's what Gatsby is. it's way cheaper (usually even free) to run a blog using a static site hosted on Netlify. I wish I could find an alternative to Netlify, because I feel like they're getting too big, but that's what seems to work for now.
Matt Palmer In fact this works very much like Gatsby! I'm using Vercel, the (recently renamed) company that develops next.js. As far as I can tell their solution is free for personal sites.
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๐Ÿถ Freeman Just want to share my thoughts here. I've worked with react for the last 5 years. However I've started seeing a trend and it's for a good reason that people incl me realise the trade offs of reactivifying everything. Esp for a blog, a non SPA server rendered page works with less moving parts, or a html only SSG (i use zola). You could mount extra reactivity with Web Components (e.g remount). PS i still use next.js, not trying ti dismiss it :)
Matt Palmer I hear that, though I'm very happy with the particular set of tradeoffs next.js represents. At the end of the day I enjoy writing React too much :) so it's nice to find something that will output something that statically renders what it can, and progresses pretty gracefully from there.
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Nick Silvestri in the current moment in history, how do you find the energy to wake up and work in the morning? the only thing I really have the energy for is being a leech on society.
Matt Palmer My dog, basically.
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Distal X. Which aspect of a foreign culture do you wish they had in your country?
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๐Ÿฆ… Simo What are you working on right now?
Matt Palmer Getting a blog going with next.js. It's been pretty enjoyable.
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Matt Palmer Hi. I am here instead of going to bed.
Michael Toomim Nice music.