@happybeing I’d be stoked to see what you’re working on. I’m a frontend dev (mostly, I’ve got some full stack node projects on the go also), so if there’s anything I can contribute to here, this sounds like it!
I missed this somehow! I will be in touch (away for a few days) to get your input on a few things in this area, but here’s a summary…
If anyone else wants to add to this, please jump in!
I was looking at CouchApp as a potential way to port simple web apps to SAFE and had just started analysing sample apps to isolate the CouchDB API dependencies when I came across the noBackend / offlinefirst tools, and was reminded about unhosted / remoteStorage. So now I’m looking at these, PouchDB, Hoodie and anything similar. Also, I just found REST + CORS and no doubt there is more to dig out of this rabbit hole
I think there is definitely going to be something we can do here, and it could make it very easy for anyone with basic web skills to make simple SAFE Apps that load from the network and run in the browser (with the SAFE plugin). Plus easy to port apps already built with these approaches - all we have to do is make bridges between their APIs and SAFE APIs
None of these approaches were familiar to me so I’d be interested to know if you’ve worked with any of them, know of others we could consider, and if you have any thoughts on this approach. I’ll be more available next week.