Jamstack is a new architectural approach with the core principle of pre-rendering aiming to make web applications to:
All that achieved with the use of many modern tools to bring productivity to the maximum. Sounds interesting right? This approach is gaining a lot of popularity which makes a market for new tooling supporting the Jamstack approach. RedwoodsJS is one of the new shining stars, its team believes that JAMstack is a huge leap forward in web development and they are doing their best to make it even more pleasant to work with.
Redwood is an open-source project initiated by Tom Preston-Werner, the co-founder of GitHub & creator of Jekyll - one of the first static site generators. So what is Redwood?
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.
RedwoodJS is a highly opinionated, full-stack, serverless web application framework that aims to make building and deploying JAMstack apps as easy as possible.
RedwoodJS uses some of the most popular cutting-edge technologies and by giving up the freedom of choosing your tech stack, you are gaining a significant reduction of the level of complexity of setting up all services to make your infrastructure work as intended:
Redwood features a lot of new interesting concepts as well as brings a breath of fresh air to well-known ones. One of the most interesting ones are definitely:
If you interested in more detailed information about Redwood’s concepts and its implementation make sure to visit the official docs.
RedwoodJS software has not reached a stable version 1.0 yet. Its team put Redwood in the later stages of the “make it work” phase in the “make it work; make it right; make it fast” paradigm. Although this makes it not suitable for production use, Redwood is a concept that is definitely worth following.
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