My stack will outlive yours

Steren (who happens to be PM for the wonderful Cloud Run):

My stack requires no maintenance, has perfect Lighthouse scores, will never have any security vulnerability, is based on open standards, is portable, has an instant dev loop, has no build step and… will outlive any other stack.

It’s not LAMP, WordPress, Rails, MEAN, Jamstack… I don’t do CSR (Client-side rendering), SSR (Server Side Rendering), SSG (Static Site Generation)…

My stack is HTML+CSS.

In practice this no-CMS/no-DB approach can be hard to maintain but for Steren’s blog — which sports no categories, no pagination, no next/prev, … — this “Boring by Default” approach is more than enough.

Of course you can still use your favorite static site generator to generate your markup, yet the main message to remember here is this:

You don’t need WordPress, or Hugo to put a blog online, or Angular, React or Next.js to put a web page online. Raw HTML and CSS do the job.

To start you can keep it simple. The basic building blocks of the web can get you quite far already.

My stack will outlive yours →