Introducing the Elm integration for Astro
Astro is a hot new framework for building static sites, which uses a style of "server side rendering" with hydration, dubbed The Islands Architecture.
After looking at the integrations page for Astro, I was disappointed to see nobody had made an Elm one yet. So here it is!
It's in early stage development so please report any bugs or trouble installing over on the github issues page.
What it's good for, and what it isn't
astro-integration-elm with Elm Pages (of which I am a huge fan), I'd say the following:
- If you want to handle as much data in Elm as possible, and avoid JS entirely, use Elm Pages
- If you have multiple pages use Elm Pages
- If you need server side rendering now, use
astro-integration-elm(although this is coming in Elm Pages 2)
- If you want to mix and match frameworks use
- If you want to server-side (request time) render on an edge runtime that doesn't support node, such as Cloudflare Pages' Edge Runtime, neither option will work.
That is to say
astro-integration-elm is good for what you could call microfrontends written in Elm, which, like all architectures, have benefits and tradeoffs.
For more information, the project is available on Github.