Hydrogen running on Oxygen is fast, easier than ever to build with, and customers love the results. But the job is never done — here’s how we've dedicated the last few months to making Hydrogen’s developer experience even more powerful.
At Shopify we spend a lot of time helping merchants build more performant web applications. More often than not, performance starts with how data is loaded onto each of your pages. In this blog post, we'll dive into different strategies for loading and caching data. By getting these right, you can make your webpage faster and more user-friendly.
It’s been just over a year since Hydrogen 1.0 shipped — and what a year. There are now thousands of merchants building with the Hydrogen and Oxygen stack, and hundreds already running in production today, processing over $1 billion in sales. We’re thrilled with the enthusiasm and feedback from the growing number of merchants, developers, and agencies that have built this community with us.
Our vision for Hydrogen is to let you spend less time building boilerplate code, and more time building your brand. We’ve made a lot of progress in pursuit of that vision in the last few months, and there’s more to come soon. Let’s take a look at where we are today, and where we’re going next.
At Shopify, we are passionate about helping you build the best commerce experiences on the web. Which is why we are super excited to partner with the Remix team in rewriting Hydrogen from the ground up. It took a couple of iterations and some critical feedback to land on the right abstraction, and we are ready to share how we got here!
The new Hydrogen is a set of tools, utilities, and best-in-class examples for building a commerce application with Remix. But fundamentally, Hydrogen is simply Remix. If you already know how to build a great experience in Remix, Hydrogen is only going to make that easier.
Working with the Storefront API is the fundamental step in building an ecommerce app with Hydrogen. Leveraging Remix’s `context` object, Hydrogen injects a Storefront API client that makes it simple, clear, and quick to get straight to your queries and mutations.