Hasty Treat - What's the deal with Astro?


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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