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Owen Far

Way way way too complicated. Life is much simpler on the Web.

I would say that if you want to code smart, code with the real web-languages. I'm sorry but what you proposed is more coding hard than anything else, but this is only my honest opinion. I do understand the popularity of using such complex frameworks.

Still, great article!

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leob

What are "real web languages", PHP, Python, "anything but" Javascript?

In my experience, once you have a good base setup (see the tips in this article) building an app with the API + SPA model (e.g. with React) can be smooth and simple.

As soon as you require a bit more interactivity on the frontend and a more advanced UI then the 'old' model with server side generated pages, AJAX and jQuery quickly becomes cumbersome.