Why Single Page Application Views Should be Hydrated on the Client, Not the Server

added by Paul Wheeler
2/11/2015 2:21:46 PM


Recently there has been some high profile chatter promoting server-side rendering over client-side rendering. The argument made by Peter-Paul Koch and Tim Kadlec is client-side MVC frameworks take too long to initialize and bind data to markup. Kadlec and Koch are not alone I have run across several others preaching against client-side rendering over the past year, some were clients and others developers and architects. After at least 6 years of relying on client-side templating I have to disagree.