Note: Since writing this, I've been pointed to some exciting new research/tooling called Project Cambria https://www.inkandswitch.com/cambria.html I'll likely have to rewrite this article taking that into account. Leaving this up for posterity's sake.
(This series isn't meant to be a primer/tutorial, though we might do something regarding it in the future. For official documentation and starters, see https://developers.cloudflare.com/workers/learning/using-durable-objects.
Further - these are my personal views; I expect to be wrong about a lot of them. Indeed, I'm not paying much attention to presenting these well at the moment, simply writing down thoughts. As such, expect these writeups to change often, particularly as the platform takes shape. I'm also mostly a front end guy, so don't get mad if I get it very wrong. Give me feedback! Always happy to learn and make changes.)
Durable Objects are a fascinating new storage primitive from cloudflare for their workers platform. There's a lot of 'cool'