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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 403: Hasty Treat - What's the deal with Astro?



Nov 8th, 2021

Hasty Treat - What's the deal with Astro?

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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
<!-- Hydrates on load -->
<!-- <Test client:load  /> -->

<!-- Hydrates after main thread is free -->
<!-- <Test client:idle  /> -->

<!-- Hydrates as it's in viewport aka LazyLoading-->
<!-- <Test client:visible  /> -->

<!-- Hydrate when matching media query -->
<!-- <Test client:media={'(max-width: 600px)'}  /> -->

<!-- Only renders on the client -->
<!-- <Test client:only  /> -->

07:48 - State management

  • In client-side JS only, no state in .astro files

10:50 - CSS

  • Svelte style
  • Local, scoped