RedwoodJS – Bringing full-stack to the JAMstack

Now here’s an interesting project:

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.

I’m seeing a similar move as with Rome here: it’s very opiniated.

By making a lot of decisions for you, Redwood lets you get to work on what makes your application special, instead of wasting cycles choosing and re-choosing various technologies and configurations.

Projects built with RedwoodJS exist of two parts (which they call “sides”), both contained in one repo: a web side (built using React) and an api side (which is an implementation of a GraphQL API).

This Twitter thread by the author sheds some more light onto the project (which some compare to Rails when it first got released):

There’s already some videos on how to get started with RedwoodJS available on Egghead that you can check out. It’s not complete, but the 4 ones currently online should get you going on the web side of it.

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About the Author

Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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