This series of posts talks about Learning Astro JS with examples.

What is Astro JS

AstroJS is a popular opensource javascript framework for build and develop content based Websites.

It supports following types

  • Static Site Generators (SSG)
  • Server Side Rendering (SSR)

It help developers to develop static sites rapidly and based on any language of your choice such as React, Typescript, VueJS and SvelteKit frameworks.

Is Astro JS open source?

Astro JS is a open source framework for developing blogs, documentation sites. It is based on NodeJS framework with javascript and typescript applications

Is Astro only for static sites?

Astro Supports Static site generators as well as Server side rendering. It is popular for blogs and API documentation websites.

Is Astro full stack?

Astro JS is a not full static, but It builds and generates content based pages such as blogs and documentation sites, supports Server side rendering. It only Supports frontend with SSG and SSR and not supports to interact with backend database.

It only works with HTML,CSS and Javascript.

Astro components Extension

All the components written in Astro with .astro, It contains javascript, html valid code.

Astro component contents HTML and javascript or typed language such as Typescript.

Astro supported languages

Astro is not tied to one UI language, You can choose any framework such as React,Preact,Vue and svelteKit and it is UI agonistic.

It means you can reuse components from other frameworks to build faster.

  • What is Astro JS good for?

Astro js is to build, develop and deploy static sites and generates html files from a different sources such as markdown json files

Astro Advantages

  • Zero Javascript for static content pages
  • Supports Server Side rendering
  • Easy to learn and build pages
  • Not tied to Single UI framework and reuse other framework UI components
  • Island Architecture based on partial Hydration for Interactive UI
  • Reusable Components
  • Bring your own frameworks
  • Integration with build, language,CSS and assets tools

Astro Disadvantages

  • It does not suite for Multiple page Applications
  • Not suitable for complex dynamic applications