Have had an idea gnawing at me, and figured I’d go ahead and throw it out here. Haven’t been able to find something exactly along the lines of what I have in mind, so maybe it’s a bad idea. but here goes:
I love Meteor for custom apps, but for years have used Wordpress for more static / blog sites. However, I’ve had about all of the plugin / CSS / code bloat and conflict issues I can handle, so I’m looking for a way to build lightweight, custom websites (not apps) with a React frontend – that are then served from a CDN.
Gasby Cloud and others offer similar ($$$) services, but being a good dev, I was trying to figure out a more DIY approach.
The ideal workflow is:
- Build a Meteor / React app locally
- Test locally w/ beta environment on Galaxy / DO
- When ready to go to production, deploy to CDN
- CDN then grabs / generates completely prebuilt static pages for the site
- Live domain and client requests are all served via the CDN. Doesn’t touch Meteor / React / anything other than prebuilt, minimized HTML, JS, CSS.
It seems like Netlify would be the ideal lynchpin for this workflow, but it’s almost too “all-in-one”. I’d like to have more visibility into the process, and more separation between the test and live environments.
Is this already being done and my Google skills just missed it?