1. React
  2. ReactiveConf
  3. 2016
  4. The Universality of Static Sites

The Universality of Static Sites

Mark Dalgleish at ReactiveConf 2016

React played a pivotal role in the widespread emergence of universal/isomorphic apps, rendering on both the server and client. However, many applications continue to render purely on the client, and for good reason—running a React server in production doesn't come without significant challenges. Typically we find ourselves having to choose between these two competing approaches, but there's a lesser-known third option—using React to pre-render our sites at build time, whether partially or fully. In this talk we'll cover why you'd want to do this in the first place, and how modern tooling can help us achieve it.