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Eric Bishard • Edited on

Would love to hear if you think there are major drawbacks to running my React application this way.

This is definitely something I don't see being useful outside of just trying to get something up quick as the react app should be able to run on it's own.

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Jamal Al

If it works then it works :)
But i wouldn't recommend doing this in mid to largeer project. I would do it properly with serve rendering

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Eric Bishard

This is an interesting comment, and I agree kind of. But I'm really looking for someone that is really great at working with Express to find out, can Express be used in this manner with success. Right now, it feels like a hack to me, it does work, but what are the specific drawbacks. What can't I do if I decide to serve my React application with Express as the server.