Sunday, 12 August, 2018 UTC


In a rush? Skip to technical tutorial or live demo. A few months ago, we summoned our in-house Node.js expert to craft a piece about the state of its ecosystem. In it, he never mentioned Strapi.js. What a fool. 🤦‍♂️ Sure enough, our readers put him back on track by suggesting this powerful Node.js API framework in the comments. Today, to prove we took this feedback to heart, I'll make good use of Strapi. I'll show you how to handle content management in Node.js with a React single-page application. Steps: Setting up a Node.js backend for Strapi with MongoDB. Creating appropriate content types in Strapi for the SPA. Building a React SPA (a basic online shop) with create-react-app. Bundling & deploying the Universal JS app! In the process, I reflected a lot about this kind of Universal JavaScript stack and its place in the developer's space. So let's get philosophical a bit before jumping into technical stuff.

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