Web apps with no backend code: the Jekyll-Angular-Firebase (JAF) stack

If you're a web developer like me, you're probably spending a lot of time writing and maintaining backend code.

Now, for a moment, imagine there is no backend code. Not a single line. Your entire web application consists of a set of static files, served inexpensively by a CDN or for free by GitHub Pages. There's still code, but it runs entirely on the client in JavaScript, supported by the framework of your choice. For reading and writing data, it talks directly to a Backend as a Service (BaaS) provider (think database plus authorization and security rules).

How far can you get with this approach?

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