7 things I've learned using Remix for 1 month
I’ve been using @remix_run for 1 month now, it’s like nothing I’ve used before, here are some of the best features I’ve encountered:
- Full-stack Routes 💽
- Loaders ⌛
- Actions ⚡️
- Error Boundaries ⚠️
- No more Loading Spinners 💀
- UI/UX 💅🏻
- Integrations 🎁
1. Full-stack Routes 💽
Everything you need on ONE file. Loader export to get data + Action export to submit forms + a React component to handle UI = SSR in under 100ms.
2. Loaders ⌛
Everything you need to load in one function: User state, redirect unauthorized users, i18n translations, SEO meta info…
3. Actions ⚡️
Validate form submission, parse array values, perform DB operations, use third-party libraries (eg: send email), and redirect the user when completed.
4. Error Boundaries ⚠️
Handle unexpected errors with ErrorBoundary route exports, and expected errors with ClientBoundary exports.
5. No more Loading Spinners 💀
Using SPA means that you have to wait for the server to load the data, in the meantime, you need to calm down your users by giving them a loading spinner ↻.
With SSR you get the fully interactive page, with Remix you don’t even think about it.
6. UI/UX 💅🏻
I don’t have to give up everything I’ve learned with React + Tailwind CSS components, in fact, now I focus more on them to give my users great UI/UX.
7. Integrations 🎁
Working with DBs has never been easier with @prisma + SQLite for local dev, and @supabase for a fast ⚡️ PostgreSQL prod app; combined with @stripe and @postmarkapp, it gives us full power for any SaaS app idea that comes. & of course @vercel for hosting 👌
Let me know your thoughts 😃!