web/javascript rant 

burn it. lets burn the web down and start over

apparently to display this number you need:

- react/gatsby (at least a few hundred dependencies), because javascript is the only way to display a number in the web browser

- netlify/vercel and aws lambda, so not only do you have potential aws lock-in, but also another platform built on top of it

- a proprietary, hosted-only, nosql database

now we can increment and display a number! 🎉

@avery It looks like this could be a React tutorial. Its purpose might be to demonstrate how to use React by building something simple like a todo list app.

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@Gargron yes, I think it's mostly a tutorial for serverless, but if it's meant as more of an example I think it could be more clear if this is meant to be an example. I'm also not a fan in general of calling this a "modern-day" approach, and how bloated even the static site stack is becoming.

I should add I like the author's blog, they always have well-written posts (especially for CSS), just don't always agree with the stack :p

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