Chapter: Course conclusion and review
Lecture: HOWL for the finish line
0:00 Look at that. It's the course conclusion, you've made it to the end of the
0:03 course. That sure looks like a finish line,
0:06 yep, that's right. You've done it.
0:07 So you are ready to build dynamic web apps with htmx.
0:12 You've seen three separate examples where we've taken a rich web application that was completely server
0:18 side and had no frontend dynamic nature to it, our video collector app, and we
0:23 added "Click to Edit" to add a new video.
0:26 We added "Active Search" with browser history and deep linking.
0:31 And we even added "Infinite Scroll". With all those examples at hand,
0:35 you should be able to build pretty much whatever you want.
0:39 So let's review what we've learned.
0:41 We began by talking about the HOWL stack, Hypertext On Whatever Language and framework you want,
0:48 as opposed to the MEAN stack or the LAMP stack or some other technology specific stack.
0:53 This is sort of a freedom statement.
0:57 Look, you can use whatever you want. Now the title of this course had "Hold
1:07 not at all. I'm just pro whatever technology you want to use, so long in
1:16 on the front end you should probably use more than you're using now and then why
1:19 do you even have that server stuff anyway because guess what?
1:22 You're barely doing any of it anymore.
1:25 This lets us use Python in a very powerful and clean way and build dynamic
1:30 interactive web applications. But it could have been ASP.NET,
1:34 it could have been JAVA. Heck it could even be NodeJS on the server and
1:39 htmx on the front end instead of Vue.
1:42 So it's definitely not anti anything,
1:45 it's pro whatever you want for your language and framework.
1:48 I love this idea of the HOWL stack, and I hope it empowers you to work
1:52 on the web platforms that you love.
1:54 I'm guessing that's Python, because you made it all the way through this course.