I’ve been avoiding and also trying to figure out this obstacle for quite some times now, but recently decided to try and get acquainted with React. After trying and failing a bunch of different times, I’m starting to vaguely understand thanks to the Glitch :･ﾟ✧ project.
However, now that I’ve got that- a server set up on the back end and a client on the front end, what’s the best way to push data to the client? For example updating a number on screen as the database is updated, or triggering a sound to play when the server picks up some other trigger?
I know this could be achieved by telling the client to make fetch requests to an endpoint on the server every 5 seconds or so, and have the server save a queue of events to send back as a response, but this doesn’t ~feel~ like the most optimal way to do it… That being said, I am not a web developer, so I’ll leave that assessment up to smarter people than I…!