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138: Tom Preston-Werner - Building Full-Stack JS Apps with Redwood.js

In this episode, Adam is talks to Tom Preston-Werner about Redwood.js, a new full-stack JavaScript framework for building edge-ready web applications.

Topics include:
  • What does it mean for Redwood to be a JAMStack framework?
  • What does the React layer look like? What’s new, and what’s leveraging existing community tools?
  • Why Redwood ships with it’s own routing layer
  • What “cells” are in Redwood, and how they aim to provide a declarative abstraction on top of data fetching
  • How Redwood tries to provide clear decoupling behind the front-end and back-end, even though it is providing a full-stack solution
  • What “services” are in Redwood
  • Using Prisma 2 to fetch data from your database in your services
  • What database solutions exist today that work well with Redwood in a serverless environment?
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