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How Svelte and RSCs are Changing Web Development with Rich Harris

Tracy Lee, Adam Rackis, and Ben Lesh sit down with Rich Harris, the creator of Svelte, to talk about the state of Svelte and the exciting world of React Server Components (RSCs), web development's next evolution in co-locating resources for improved data management, and reusability. Uncover the benefits of component-based data fetching, like improved composition, and ease of development. Streamline server-side work, reduce the workload on the browser, and improve component rendering efficiency.

The discussion explores the challenges faced by different front-end frameworks, with a great discussion on Svelte's advancements in reactivity and performance. Rich Harris highlights the unique features of Svelte that set it apart from other frameworks. He emphasizes the importance of optimizing performance and reducing the amount of code that needs to be shipped to the browser.

Looking towards the future, Rich Harris predicts potential challenges with computed signals and showcases Svelte's innovative approach to reactive programming. Svelte's continuous commitment to improving developer experience make it an exciting framework to watch out for. They also share personal opinions on JavaScript classes, Svelte 5 development, and even their favorite cheese pairings.

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