Hasty Treat - What's the deal with Astro?

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By Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski - Full Stack JavaScript Web Developers. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Astro — what it is and why you should check it out!

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Show Notes

03:08 - What is it, what does it do?

  • Framework for server-first static apps
  • Use any front-end framework
  • Does not ship JS unless you explicitly define a component to ship JS

05:20 - The syntax

  • .astro files is a mash-up of Svelte and React
  • Frontmatter for server-side JS
  • Template syntax is basically JSX
  • TS baked in

07:48 - State management

  • In client-side JS only, no state in .astro files

10:50 - CSS

  • Svelte style
  • Local, scoped tags
  • SCSS baked in

11:16 - Data fetching

  • Fetch in frontmatter via fetch()

12:06 - Vs React? Vs Next? Vs Gatsby? Vs Svelte?

15:24 - Tooling

  • There is a Syntax highlighter
  • Uses Snowpack under the hood
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