I know some people love server configuration and devops: more power to you, but I have very little patience for that kind of thing. I want to spend that time building actual features instead! That's where I thrive.
I've been a long-time Heroku user but I wanted to see what else is out there.
But the other game-changer is Next.js, a React framework also from the Zeit developers. It embraces the old-school PHP concept of using the file tree as the router, so you can just throw a React page component into a file and it becomes a page in your app. I ditched Create React App in favor of Next.js and I'm prototyping faster than ever.
So my current stack looks like this and it's working out great so far:
In the future I plan to share how this stack is working out in the longer term.
I'd love to hear about other people's rapid prototyping stacks. What are you using and what are you doing to keep moving fast?