Our team discussed the merits and disadvantages but our ultimate blocker was our framework, we’d only just picked up Angular and there was no server side support built in.
Single page applications
From our first SPA we had to address the potential SEO issue, SPAs had little on offer to support crawlers. Google only last year added support for SPAs, we’ve relied solely on prerender.io to serve up a static only version of our site to crawlers.
React has again peaked our interest in isomorphic applications, a library that makes server side rendering simple. Most popular frameworks to date had little or no support.
React & server rendering
Our SEO issue is also none existent and no additional tools are required.
The year of isomorphic js
At the beginning of 2016 Sky initiated a project to review existing technologies and form a strategy for adoption of new technologies and ultimately to their deprecation. Whilst we haven’t considered future trends as part of this work, we prefer to empower teams to asses new technologies, it begged the question to myself. What is in store for 2016?
One prediction I will attempt to make, this year isomorphic applications will finally gain popularity.
Flux is simply PubSub but with a bit more structure and models right? The pattern still confuses me… I really should attempt to implement it.