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· 5 min read
Matija Sosic

Where is Vite

React just released their new docs at While it looks great and packs a lot of improvements, one section that caught the community’s attention is “Start a New React Project”. The strongly recommended way to start a new React project is to use a framework such as Next.js, while the traditional route of using bundlers like Vite or CRA is fairly strongly discouraged.

Next.js is a great framework, and its rise in popularity is due in a large part to the return of SEO optimization via Server-Side-Rendering (SSR) within the collective developer conscience. And it definitely does make sense to use a framework that provides SSR for static sites and pages that rely on SEO.

But what about typical Single Page Apps (SPAs)? Dashboard-like tools that live behind the auth (and don’t need SEO at all), and for which React was originally designed, still very much exist.

· 3 min read

The web app framework you choose doesn’t really matter. Well, it matters, just not as much as others would like you to believe.

The fact that so many libraries and frameworks exist in 2023, and that the best one is still hotly debated, proves my point. It’s the web developers biggest “first-world problem” — a problem that’s not really a problem. On Maslow’s Hierarchy of Developer Needs, it’s definitely near the top (ok, I made that up 😅)

hierarchy of developer needs

· 7 min read
Matija Sosic

Alpha feedback

We are developing an OSS web framework in a form of a config language (DSL) that works with React & Node.js. Getting developers to use a new tool (especially a web framework) is a pretty hard thing to do. We wished there were more stories of how today's mainstream tools got adopted that we could learn from, so that motivated us to document our own.

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· 6 min read

To finalize the Wasp Beta launch week, we held a Beta Hackathon, which we dubbed the “Betathon”. The idea was to hold a simple, open, and fun hackathon to encourage users to build with Wasp, and that’s exactly what they did!

As Wasp is still in its early days, we weren’t sure what the response would be, or if there’d be any response at all. Considering that we didn’t do much promotion of the Hackathon outside of our own channels, we were surprised by the results.

In this post, I’ll give you a quick run-down of:

  • the hackathon results 🏆
  • how the hackathon was organized
  • how we promoted it
  • the community response

· 19 min read
Martin Sosic

At Wasp, we are working on a config language / DSL for building web apps that integrates with React & Node.js.
This requires us to deeply understand different parts of what constitutes a web app, in order to be able to model them in our DSL.

Recently our focus was on access control, and I decided to capture the learnings in this blog post, to help others quickly get up to speed on how to do access control in web apps.
So, if you are new to access control in web apps, or have been doing it for some time but want to get a better idea of standard practices, read along!

Quick overview of what this blog post covers:

  1. Permissions, yay! Wait, what are they though? (quick overview of basic terms)
  2. Where do we check permissions in a web app: frontend vs backend vs db
  3. Common approaches (RBAC, ABAC, …)
  4. OWASP recommendations
  5. Implementing access control in practice
  6. Summary (TLDR)