Tetra: A Full Stack Web Framework That Doesn't Make You Write Everything Twice
July 3rd, 2022
53 mins 6 secs
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- Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Sam Willis about Tetra, a full stack component framework for your Django applications
- How did you get introduced to Python?
- Can you describe what Tetra is and the story behind it?
- What are the problems that you are aiming to solve with this project?
- What are some of the other ways that you have addressed those problems?
- What are the shortcomings that you encountered with those solutions?
- What was missing in the existing landscape of full-stack application development patterns that prompted you to build a new meta-framework?
- What are some of the sources of inspiration (positive and negative) that you looked to while deciding on the component selection and implementation strategy?
- Can you describe how Tetra is implemented?
- What are the core principles that you are relying on to drive your design of APIs and developer experience?
- What is the process for building a full component in Tetra?
- A perennial challenge with combining the syntax across multiple languages in a single file is editor support. How are you thinking about that with Tetra’s implementation?
- What is your grand vision for Tetra and how are you working to make it sustainable?
- What are the most interesting, innovative, or unexpected ways that you have seen Tetra used?
- What are the most interesting, unexpected, or challenging lessons that you have learned while working on Tetra?
- When is Tetra the wrong choice?
- What do you have planned for the future of Tetra?
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