RedwoodJS with Tom Preston-Werner

Over the last 5 years, web development has matured considerably. React has become a standard for frontend component development. GraphQL has seen massive growth in adoption as a data fetching middleware layer. The hosting platforms have expanded beyond AWS and Heroku, to newer environments like Netlify and Vercel.

These changes are collectively known as the JAMStack. With the changes brought by the JAMStack, it raises the question: how should an app be built today? Can a framework offer guidance for how the different layers of a JAMStack app should fit together?

RedwoodJS is a framework for building JAMStack applications. Tom Preston-Werner is one of the creators of RedwoodJS, as well as the founder of GitHub and Chatterbug, a language learning app. He joins the show to talk about the future of JAMStack development, and his goals for RedwoodJS.

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