May 15th, 2020

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I'm not aware of any other platform where you're expected to write the logic for your initial render using a different set of technologies than the logic for subsequent interactions. The very idea sounds daft. But on the web, with its unique history, that was the norm for many years — we'd generate some HTML with PHP or Rails or whatever, and then 'sprinkle some jQuery' on it.

With the advent of Node, that changed. The fact that we can do server-side rendering and communicate with databases and what-have-you using a language native to the web is a wonderful development.


(From Rich Harris' response to a recently popular blog post)