Taking Gatsby for a spin

Taking Gatsby for a spin  #webdev #javascript #reactjs #Flexi_IT

  • It’s not that I really need a new tool to create static sites, it’s just that every developer tweeting about Gatsby seems to think it’s the most exciting thing on the web since they learned they could combine the and tag.
  • Here are some of the important features of Gatsby: – – GatsbyJS is based on React which means that you’ll be writing almost everything in JavaScript / JSX.
  • If you already like React, you’ll most definitely enjoy creating static sites with Gatsby.
  • Gatsby comes with plugins to pull in data from several APIs, CMS systems and local files.
  • PRPL + the gatsby offline plugin mean that your site will be considered a PWA, will load insanely fast on any device and scores great in Google lighthouse.

A short write-up on Gatsby, a static site generator based on React

A static site generator based on React, does that even make sense? GatsbyJS tries to answer this question with a hypermodern, feature-packed, jamstacked development tool that you can try out right now! In this post I’ll give you a quick introduction and an overview of my own thoughts on Gatsby.

tag. Call it FOMO. Also, the sites that these developers have been showcasing were all so fast and snappy, I had to see what the buzz was about.

Let’s jump in. Here are some of the important features of Gatsby:

GatsbyJS is based on React which means that you’ll be writing almost everything in JavaScript / JSX. That doesn’t mean though you need loads of React experience to start out with Gatsby The tutorials are a great resource and will teach you some React along the way. If you already like React, you’ll most definitely enjoy creating static sites with Gatsby. As your final JavaScript bundle includes the React library, you can include React components as if it was a regular React app.

Gatsby was my first introduction to GraphQL and I’m loving it already. GraphQL is a query language used by Gatsby to let you connect to all kinds of APIs. With it as an abstraction layer, you can pull in all the data you can think of and utilize it in your app. Gatsby comes with plugins to pull in data from several APIs, CMS systems and local files. With…

Taking Gatsby for a spin