… it is the first time React components are being expressed in a single file format with explicit conventions.
Which is the RedwoodJS idea of Cells. To me, it feels like a slightly cleaner version of how Apollo wants you to do it with useQuery. Shawn makes that same connection and I know RedwoodJS uses Apollo, so I’m thinking it’s some nice semantic sugar.
There is a lot of cool stuff going on in RedwoodJS. “A highly opinionated stack” if its helpful to think of it that way, but Tom made clear in our last episode of ShopTalk that it’s not like Rails. Not that Rails is bad (it isn’t), but that this new world can do things in new and better ways that make for long-term healthy software.
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