#210: Yapping About Astro

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I think Astro is a pretty cool bit of technology for building websites! Should we call it a framework? We’ll get into that in the video. How can we call it a framework if it asks you to “bring your own framework”?! I’d say the main thing that compels me about Astro is that you get to build a static-by-default site using JavaScript components and only load whatever JavaScript you need by opting into it very carefully. But I also really like the data fetching model, which we’ll see is fundamental to the little idea for the little site I made. We also show off Astro’s trick for conditional loading, which is compelling, but I wonder if people focus on it a little too heavily.