A beginner’s guide to React Server-Side Rendering (SSR). We are going to talk about server-side rendering (SSR), its benefits, and its pitfalls. Then we will set up a mini React project and an express server (Node.js) to demonstrate how SSR can be achieved.
Almost every other website right now is a single page application (SPA). I am sure you know what a single page application is. Frameworks like Angular, React, Vue, Svelte, etc. are on the boom because of their ability to quickly and efficiently design SPAs. They are not only perfect for rapid prototyping but for designing complex web applications as well (if done right).
Until recently, for most websites, HTML was generated on the server and sent along with the response so that browser can render it on the screen. Whenever a user clicks on a link to access the new page, we used to send the server a new request to generate new HTML for that page. There is nothing wrong with this approach except for the loading time and the user experience.
Article covers: How native is react native?, React Native vs (Ionic, Cordova), Similarities and difference between React Native and Native App Development.
In the previous article, we described how to make a production build and deploy it to a server. Naturally, the next step is the server-side rendering. We are going to walk through the process by converting Create React App to a server-side rendered application.
Did you think you already had your work cut out for you with learning Angular, React, and Vue? These frameworks can take a lot of time and practice to become competent with and much longer to master. You Need Server-Side Rendering for Your Angular/React/Vue Application
Frontend developers often use these terms to describe their web applications. However, to developers less familiar with web applications, these terms are often confused. If you are confused about the differences between Client-Side Rendering, Server-Side Rendering, and Static-Site Generation, then this article is for you!