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Next.js 13 ignited the first wave of attention to React Server Components (RSC) around the end of last year. Over time, other frameworks, like Remix and RedwoodJS, have also started to put RSC into their future road maps. However, the entire "moving computation to the server-side" direction of React/Next.js has been highly controversial from the very beginning.

With RSC and the (still experimental) server actions, it should be possible to build a full-stack app without any client-side Javascript code. How well does it really work? I set out to gain first-hand experience by rebuilding my favorite blogging app. Yes, it's a very simple app, but it could serve as a tangible way to understand the new patterns. At least part of it.