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Why I miss Rails  ↦

David Chanin:

I know Rails isn’t universally beloved by developers, and I’m not suggesting that we give up React and es7 and go back to writing server-templated web-apps like it’s 2012 again.

There’s a false dichotomy here. You don’t have to give up React to write server-templated web-apps. That being said, I understand what he’s trying to say.

However, I do think that in the transition to the modern web stack (something like React / nodejs / graphql / etc), we’ve unsolved some of what tools like Rails made easy 10 years ago - and I don’t think it needs to be that way.

This post is less a love song to Rails as it is a pitch for the value of unified frameworks in web development.


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