Server-side rendering vs. Server Components

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Sam and Ryan explore different ways to think about the RSC architecture, including what problems RSC solve, why RSC are valuable even in a world without server-side rendering, and how React’s reconciliation phase enables RSC to make partial updates to the UI as a result of server-side events.

Topics include:

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 5:45 - What if RSC were introduced before SSR?
  • 10:54 - What does it mean to render RSC?
  • 25:41 - Why SSR does not apply to Server Components
  • 35:31 - Server-driven UI updates

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