What is Redwood?
It is an opinionated, full-stack, serverless web application framework that will allow you to build and deploy JAMstack applications with ease. Imagine a React frontend, statically delivered by CDN, that talks via GraphQL to your backend running on AWS Lambdas around the world, all deployable with just a git push—that's Redwood.
Redwood is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Redwood is an open source tool with 16K GitHub stars and 894 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Redwood's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Redwood?
3 companies reportedly use Redwood in their tech stacks, including Development, Nous, and ShelterAI.
24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Redwood.
React, GraphQL, AWS Lambda, Netlify, and Fly are some of the popular tools that integrate with Redwood. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Redwood.
Pros of Redwood
Storybook integrated development
Easy setup + generators
- Opinionated defaults for formatting, file organization, webpack, Babel, and more
- Simple but powerful routing (all routes defined in one file) with dynamic (typed) parameters, constraints, and named route functions (to generate correct URLs)
- Automatic page-based code-splitting
- Boilerplate-less GraphQL API construction
- Cells: a declarative way to fetch data from the backend API
- Generators for pages, layouts, cells, SDL, services, etc
- Scaffold generator for CRUD operations around a specific DB table
- Forms with easy client- and/or server-side validation and error handling
- Hot module replacement (HMR) for faster development
- Database migrations (via Prisma 2)
- First class JAMstack-style deployment to Netlify
Redwood Alternatives & Comparisons
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