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May Netlify Newsletter: 13 favorite Netlify features, Next.js, and Jamstack Conf Virtual

News & Announcements

May Netlify Newsletter: 13 favorite Netlify features, Next.js, and Jamstack Conf Virtual

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As we gear up for Jamstack Conf Virtual—including some exciting product announcements from Netlify (teaser!) – we've packed the May newsletter with lots of helpful content and tutorials to get the most out of your development workflows. ​ Jamstack Conf virtual banner

Last chance to register for Jamstack Conf Virtual & workshops

​ Jamstack Conf Virtual, May 27-28, is so packed with amazing speakers, it's hard to believe the conference is FREE! Join us online to hear from Harper Reed, a Jamstack pioneer and CTO of the Obama 2012 campaign, Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of GitHub and most recently creator of RedwoodJS, Erin Kissane, respected content strategist and a force behind, Matt Biilmann, co-founder and CEO of Netlify who coined the term Jamstack, and many more.

Virtual workshops are now open, and seating is limited to ensure the best experience for attendees. Check out the amazing lineup including Cassidy Williams, Tim Kadlec, and Phil Hawksworth, and reserve your spot today! ​

Environment variables and Netlify Deploy Previews get a boost

​ Making Deploy Previews and their corresponding build logs visible has long proven to be a popular and empowering part of the Netlify workflow. But what if a build uses environment variables that we’d rather not make public, like API keys or other secrets? Netlify now offers control over how environment variables are handled in the automated builds triggered by pull requests, and you can choose to 1) deploy without sensitive variables, 2) require approval to deploy, or 3) deploy without restrictions. Check out our blog post to learn more.

13 Netlify features to improve your development workflow

13 Netlify features to improve your development workflow

​ Need starter templates, instant rollbacks, role-based access control, serverless functions without the configuration headache, or automated deploy previews?

If you're new or a seasoned developer, there's no doubt you'll find these 13 hand-picked favorite Netlify features helpful. While some features have been part of the Netlify platform since day one, you'll also find some new features in here, including the recently launched capability to stop or activate builds, giving you even more granular control of our workflow. ​

Building a Markdown blog with Next.js 9.3 and Netlify

Next.js is a framework for building React applications, and you can make great Jamstack applications on Netlify with it today! Next has become popular because of its file-based routing, how easy it is to get started, and how flexible it is. Check out our blog to learn how to build a Markdown blog with Next (9.3.6), and how to deploy it to Netlify.

Create a website on the Jamstack with Gatsby.js, TakeShape, and Netlify

​ Startup founders will like this Jamstack community post! You can build a speedy, cost-effective, and maintainable static website for your business that still gives you editability and complex functionality as your business grows using the Jamstack. See a walk through of each step in this blog from TakeShape. ​

Create an e-commerce website with RedwoodJS and Snipcart

​ The RedwoodJS project is an opinionated full stack, serverless web app framework for the Jamstack. With the Snipcart e-commerce platform, you can add a shopping cart to your site in minutes. You'll see how to put them together in this community tutorial that shows how to setup a RedwoodJS site and add Snipcart to it. ​

Help us shape the Netlify product roadmap

​ We're ramping up our user research at Netlify and would love to hear from you! We want to know how you're using Netlify today, and how we can make it better for you tomorrow. If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, fill out our quick survey.

Celebrating 1 Year of Netlify Community forums

Happy first birthday Netlify Community!

​ Time flies over the last year of helping the Netlify community. Our seven dedicated community team members and wider community have answered your questions and are having fun getting to know you. Community manager Perry shares some insights into the first 365 days of running the Netlify Community forums.

Angular in the Jamstack in this webinar replay

Learn about Angular in the Jamstack in this webinar replay

​ Did you know you can bring your own set of favorite technologies to Jamstack? That can mean bringing your favorite CMS, favorite build tools, and even favorite frontend frameworks. Angular and Jamstack expert Tara Manicsic explains how Angular fits into the Jamstack architecture, how to develop with Angular in the stack, tools in the ecosystem, and the benefits of working this way. View the webinar replay here. You can also sign up for Tara's live Angular in the Jamstack workshop at Jamstack Conf Virtual, May 28. ​

Welcome new Netlify customers!

​ We'd like to extend a warm welcome to the latest companies who trust Netlify with their web infrastructure! Learn more about Netlify's enterprise products.​

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