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Jamstacked Issue 78

Vercel adds Remix support

Published: Apr 6, 2023

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#​78 — April 6, 2023
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I'll admit that I have not heard a lot around Remix since it was acquired by Shopify last October. Work on the framework has continued, but the volume on their marketing seems to have been turned down (though it could just be the sources I follow).

However, Vercel seems to believe that Remix adoption will continue to grow, devoting resources to expanding their support for the framework, but also contributing improvements back to the framework. It feels like Vercel is broadening their scope from trying to position themselves as the best place to host Next.js to the best place to host React more broadly (to be clear, I'm not judging whether they are the best, just speaking to what I see as their market positioning).

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's good

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Vercel Adds Remix: Integration Supports Larger Apps
Despite being the company behind the competing Next.js framework, Vercel has added full Remix support on their platform, including the ability to deploy routes to edge functions. To support these platform features, Vercel contributed code back to the Remix project. Speaking of Vercel and Edge, they announced improved Node module support on edge runtimes.

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Thanks for reading. — Brian