I think what he's saying, and I second it, is that there is nothing, not a thing, new here. Unless you're excited about generating static pages ahead of time. As far as "there's no db to query". Excuse me, if you're using an API, there's dbs being queried. And how much utility is there in using only 3rd party APIs? If you're doing something real, then you're writing the API, so you do all the server stuff. This architecture is known as client-server, it's been around a long time.
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