Server side rendering has been bread and butter for web apps since years. On the other hand client side apps promise a lot of goodies. Both come with their advantages and drawbacks. Consider SPAs, they are not as performant as pure server side apps because the rendering part is mostly handled by the client. They fail to render anything in a non JS environment such as for search bots, as a result of which SEO becomes a very tricky problem. On the other hand, traditional web apps lack a seamless experience as every action results in a page refresh.
Building a rich web application today demands that we use the best of both worlds. This talk will highlight how to approach Isomorphism in the apps you'd be building. Here is an outline of the talk -
- Drawbacks of pure server and pure client apps
- Progressive enhancement of UI
- Sharing application state between client and server and possible caveats
- Rendering on both server and client and comparison of available frameworks - React, ng2-Universal, libraries for custom solutions
This will be followed by a demonstration of components of an Isomorphic app built in React and Express.