What's the state of the art workflow for themes?

Shopify Partner
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Since Slate and Themekit are both in a limbo, what is the official suggested workflow for Shopify theme as of June 2019? It seems we're being pushed into custom app development using the API and SPA's, but that adds a gigantic overload to even beginning a simple theme project. Any other boilerplates and tools to look at presently? Thanks

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Shopify Partner
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Hey @nvassalo, did you ever find any answers on your quest to figure out a modern workflow for theme development on Shopify?

I've been asking myself the same thing for some time now and would love to know what you discovered.

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Shopify Partner
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Hey, 

 

I tried going the React/Gatsby route but was unhappy with the boilerplate amount that was needed, so I kept going the Liquid route (benefits on the Marketing front too, since Shopify automatically tracks interactions on their own pages)

I ended using Slater.js which has a nice modern ES6 boilerplate and a couple of bonuses like a router for page transitions built-in.
Find it here: https://github.com/the-couch/slater

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