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Sapper, a framework for JAMstack applications

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Dec 30 '20

Alright, What the heck is Sapper?

Sapper is the companion framework of svelte, like how Next/Nuxt is for React/Vue.

JAMstack?

Javascript APIs and Markup is an architecture that is easy to build, maintain and scale.

The DEV API

Dev has great API documentation but there is still a lot of room for improvement.

Getting started with Sapper

This is the standard way to get a default starter template for docs head to Sapper site.

# for Rollup
npx degit "sveltejs/sapper-template#rollup" my-app
# for webpack
npx degit "sveltejs/sapper-template#webpack" my-app
cd my-app

npm install
npm run dev & open http://localhost:3000
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Now we got the all ingredients for making a JAMstack application we can start building the app but first, this is the anatomy of Sapper directory

src
├───components
│       Nav.svelte
└───routes
    │   about.svelte
    │   index.svelte
    │   _error.svelte
    │   _layout.svelte
    └───blog
            index.json.js
            index.svelte
            [slug].json.js
            [slug].svelte
            _posts.js
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The majority of the work is done inside the src folder. The next part will have details of how the blog is fetched from DEV API.

Pretext, SvelteKit is coming out and the same can be made using SvelteKit

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