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Episode 8 – Blitz.js: The Fullstack React Framework

Brandon Bayor walks us through the ideation, creation, and framework itself – Blitz.js. Learn how it stands out from its competitors, like Redwood.

Key moments: 
• How Brandon got started in software engineering (1:24)
• How Blitz.js got started from Next.js, Prisma and Ruby on Rails (3:21)
• Why Ruby on Rails is great for the JavaScript developer (5:10)
•  The “loose” opinions and libraries of Blitz.js (7:00)
•  Core contributors to the framework (9:09)•  7-minute demo of Blitz.js (10:35)
•  When is Blitz 1.0 (22:07)
•  Biggest companies running with Blitz in prod today (23:39)
•  Challenges users may face in dev or prod pre-1.0 (25:20)
•  Benefits of forking Next.js (28:05)
•  Fullstack framework competition and how Blitz stacks up (34:33)
•  How Blitz fits into the Jamstack space (40:24)
•  What is Flightcontrol (42:06)
•  Blitz.js post-1.0 (45:55)

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