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Adopting GraphQL with Graphcool

In episode 25 of JAMstack Radio, Brian is joined by Johannes Schickling and Soren Bramer Schmidt, the co-founders of Graphcool, a GraphQL backend development framework. They discuss the evolution of GraphQL, the communities that surround it and its use in production.


Brian Douglas wrote this on February 8, 2018

Server-Side Rendering with Postmates

In Ep. #24 of JAMstack Radio, Brian is joined by Trey Huffine, software engineer at Postmates, an on-demand delivery service based in San Francisco. The pair discusses the pros and cons of server-side rendering and the joys of React. Stick around for the latest picks!


Brian Douglas wrote this on January 25, 2018

Getting Started with JWT and Identity

Netlify recently launched the beta version of its Identity service, a JSON web token (JWT)-based user authentication service. I work on the Support team at Netlify, and I’ve seen firsthand that JWT and user management can be a little daunting. So, this post will provide both a closer look at JWT, as well as an overview on how to implement Netlify’s Identity service. By the way, JWT-based access control can be used with any JWT authentication provider, like Auth0 or a even a self-hosted server.


Gerald Onyango wrote this on January 23, 2018

Using Preact with Storybook 3

Storybook is built for React, so if you're using Preact you'll need to do a bit of configuration to get it going. This tutorial will help you get up and running with Storybook 3 and Preact.


Mathias Biilmann wrote this on January 17, 2018

Working Open Source Into Your Day Job

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Kent Dodds to the studio for a chat. Kent describes how he manages to actively contribute to open source projects while balancing a full-time job and a family. He also weighs in on why the developer community has over-reacted to the recent React licensing changes and explains how TC39 membership works.


Brian Douglas wrote this on December 21, 2017

Saving with Serverless

Side projects are especially awesome when they help you solve a real-life problem. During a recent problem-solving expedition I encountered a roadblock that I’d bet prevents a lot of us developers from finishing our side projects: just because a solution is possible, doesn’t mean it’s affordable. If this is sounding familiar, you probably know that infrastructure can be pretty cost prohibitive, both in time and money. Here’s a look at how I used the serverless framework to ship my side project without any additional cost.


Brian Douglas wrote this on December 20, 2017

An easier way to manage domains and DNS on Netlify

Starting today, managing your custom domain and DNS records on Netlify just got easier, with a redesigned Custom Domains card, and a whole new DNS zones tool.


Rafael Conde wrote this on December 19, 2017

Open source Netlify CMS hits 1.0, bringing Git-based content management to static sites everywhere

The open source Netlify CMS has hit 1.0, with the release of an editor-friendly UI and general improvements that yield greater stability and usability.


Shawn Erquhart wrote this on December 7, 2017

Starting with Webpack from scratch

Webpack is a build tool for modern web applications. When Webpack bundles your application, it recursively builds a dependency graph that includes every module your application needs. From this graph it then packages all of those modules into one or more bundles.


Brian Douglas wrote this on November 30, 2017

Smashing Magazine is now live on Netlify

Today Smashing Magazine launched a complete site overhaul, including a tech stack built from the ground up on Netlify and its open source projects. And it's 10x faster than the old site.


Mathias Biilmann wrote this on November 21, 2017

Don’t let your site be slow and vulnerable.