Migrate from Webpack to Remix
Apps that depend on Webpack loaders and plugins weren't able to incrementally migrate to Remix. Until now!
What is Remix? > Remix is a seamless server and browser runtime that provides snappy page loads and instant transitions by leveraging distributed systems and native browser features instead of clunky static builds. > -- remix.run But that summary only scratches the surface. Remix has great mental models, is extremely fast, and has a plethora of components and features that will make your life easier and web apps perform better. And in this course, you'll be learning how to take full advantage of what Remix has to offer. You will learn by building a full-featured blog with a database, authentication, CRUD operations, user roles, and more! If you want to read more about why should give Remix a chance, give Kent's blog post, Why I Love Remix, a read! Check out this repo to see the project code for this course
You can use Zod to validate form input and create typed TypeScript objects in a Remix action function that is handling the form data.
Remix takes a more traditional approach to web development, it embraces the Client/Server model and by doing so unlocks the web platform in ways you might not be used to. You'll find yourself not reaching for global state management as much (try not to when you first start out!) because you have access to what's on the server readily available to you anywhere in your application, database and all. In addition to state management adjustments, you'll also find yourself using actual platform API like Forms and the Web Fetch API. Along with Remix, Ian utilizes TypeScript, Prisma, PlanetScale, and Vercel in this course for a truly wonderful developer experience. Prisma + TypeScript make it easy to model and validate all the data flowing through your application. With Prisma set up, you'll find switching to a deployed, production database is a breeze (no really) with PlanetScale. Tying it all together is Vercel which plays nice with GitHub and PlanetScale for easy deploys. With this stack, you will build out an MVP for a social media type application. You’ll start your journey by building out the more static parts of your application, introducing you to Remix API and Patterns along the way. As you get familiar with these API and Patterns Ian will introduce you to more complex features. This includes user authentication through cookie session storage and implementing an authentication strategy (which again, is a lot more pleasant than it sounds with Remix!).