Alvin Bryan talks with John about what's new in Astro 2.5, why he enjoys using Astro, and how easy it is to use Astro alongside another framework like Svelte.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 236,
  title: 'Astro 2.0',
  topics: [ 
    'framework', 'static site', 'content'
  guest: 'Alvin Bryan'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa'

Recording date: May 23, 2023

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Alvin Bryan @AlvinBnet

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  • 00:26 Welcome
  • 01:20 Guest introduction
  • 02:01 What is the Astro framework?
  • 04:57 What's the benefit of using Astro?
  • 06:03 What if you want dynamic content with Astro?
  • 07:00 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 08:02 How do you know if you need a runtime or not?
  • 09:51 What are common scenarios where you don't need the runtime?
  • 14:24 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 15:29 What do you like about Astro?
  • 20:56 How much of Astro do I need to learn to use Astro with another framework?
  • 21:48 What are some of the features of Astro 2?
  • 24:22 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.