WordPress rants are a joy to read, but where’s the simpler, safer replacement? Never forget that software is highly corporatized and mostly crafted for corporations, not humans. WordPress sits among the few that mere mortals can work with and understand. The complete revival of static sites might save us, maybe.
Web servers can be spun up quickly on the command line but with gotchas.
Take the innocent web server .
php -S 127.0.0.1:8080
Best not to use
PHP’s web server
cli (even for PHP) because routes with a
dot (.) are assumed to be
static files. Use a real web server
cli web servers with minor gotchas.
python -m http.server --bind 127.0.0.1 8080
busybox httpd -f -p 127.0.0.1:8080
ruby -run -e httpd . -p 8080
I might try out the Fresh framework from
deno to see if the hype is true hype.
Reading about the Fresh framework lead me to an article about islands architecture and progressive hydration. “Island based client hydration” looks like a type of progressive enhancement.
Wonder how an adjustment to that theory pans out? Might be enough of a golden hammer for most use cases but , scaling/speed issues are more fundamental/situational. You could swap between or hybridize client/server all you want and still mess up.