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Discussion on: How we reduced our initial JS/CSS size by 67%

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Guilherme Oenning Author

Great suggestion, thank you! The advantages are clear, but what about the disadvantages? Do you know any? I wonder why this is not more popular on apps using React.

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Pavan Maheshwari

Won't the other vendor packages expect react as a peer dependency? For example react routerdom

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Guilherme Oenning Author

You mean the common bundle? It does depend on vendor bundle (which contains React and reactdom), which is why on the html we import the vendor bundle before the common

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Ajay Poshak • Edited on

And what about Server Side rendering then? While doing SSR, I need react's renderToString function on server so I have to install react anyways. I am curious to know how did you do it?

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Guilherme Oenning Author

I don’t have Node.js on the server side, so SSR is very hard to me. So I’m planning to use puppeteer to do prerender for crawlers.

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Daniel Lo Nigro

You don't necessarily need Node.js for server side rendering. It's likely your preferred server side language has some JavaScript engine you could use.