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Server-side React Routing with Elixir

Whether you love it or hate it, you can hardly ignore react and its ecosystem nowadays. React is (just) JavaScript (if you strip away JSX & friends) and not everyone has (or is willing to have) a JavaScript background. When you finally decide to build your frontend with React you still need some backend that is delivering the inital page. Let's say we want to create a more resilient backend and use Elixir as an example implementation. This leaves us with a couple of problems for our undertaking that need to be solved.

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