Full Stack Radio

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Hosted by Adam Wathan.

108: Jonathan Reinink - Client-Side Rendering, Server-Side Routing

In this episode, Adam talks to Jonathan Reinink about a new approach he has been using to build Laravel and Vue.js apps that lets him match the UI fidelity of an SPA, without abandoning server-side routing or data fetching.

Topics include:

  • Why the UI fidelity threshold for building an SPA feels so low
  • How forcing yourself to prepare data for Vue helps avoid putting too much logic into your templates
  • Why it's still worth building your app as a traditional server-based web app, even if you are using Vue for your entire UI
  • Performance and complexity benefits of being able to prepare data for the view in a controller instead of having to build an API
  • Strategies for dealing with things like accessing routes, checking authorization rules, and other things you'd normally do in a Blade template
  • Switching from a template-inheritance mindset to a component mindset


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