Welcome to the 135th issue of the New Dynamic Newsletter. The first newsletter went out December 3rd, 2016 when Gatsby’s 1.0 was in alpha, DatoCMS was coming out of beta and Jekyll was probably still the biggest thing in static sites. Fast Forward to 2020: Jekyll isn’t discussed too much, but its creator, Tom Preston-Werner releases RedwoodJS, a database-backed web app built for JAMstack. We’ve come a long way from “blogs for hackers.”
In this episode of the Smashing Podcast we’re talking about an interesting open-source tool called Sourcebit. How can it help our content workflow with JAMstack sites? Drew McLellan speaks to developer Eduardo Bouças to find out.
Dustin Schau joins the party to talk about the state of Gatsby and the changes and improvements to it in the last year. We talk about what Gatsby delivers to the front end and how it does it quickly with improvements to the build system. Dustin also fields our questions and talks about Gatsby Cloud and where things are…
Do you love the JAMstack philosophy but need a database-backed web app? RedwoodJS is here! Built on React, GraphQL, and Prisma, Redwood works with the components and development workflow you already love.
Next.js is the first hybrid framework, allowing you to choose the technique that fits your use case best on a per-page basis.
Next.js 9.0 introduced the concept of Automatic Static Optimization. When a page does not have blocking data fetching requirements like getInitialProps, it will be automatically rendered to HTML at build time.
There are more cases where you might want to render a page to static HTML at build time, even with blocking data fetching requirements. An example of this is marketing pages powered by a (headless) Content Management System (CMS) or a blog section of the site.
In light of the public health risks related to coronavirus (COVID-19), we are transitioning JAMstack Conf London (May 27-28, 2020) to a virtual, online event. This is the best way forward for the global JAMstack community.