Astro aims to reduce complexity by offering a server-first, zero-JS by default experience for building sites. For WordPress developers who've done some work with PHP, Astro invokes a lot of that simplicity. Astro also doesn't ship a frontend framework by default, so you can use React, Vue, Svelte, or any other framework you want. We touch on some additional benefits of Astro as well:
Client directives for selectively loading JS
How Astro focuses on prioritizing content-focused sites
Fred shares with us some of the future goals of Astro and talks about how it fits into the community.