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Oct 24

Lodash

This week’s focus is on Open Source.

Lodash is one of the most popular JS libraries in the World with more than 2 billion downloads.

It accounts for 4% of npm’s weekly download traffic and it’s directly depended upon by more than 27,000 packages and indirectly depended upon by 100,000 packages (30% of npm packages).

It’s used by more than Underscore, React, Ember & Angular 2. Combined.

Read more about it and why John Dalton & Co. chose Netlify for Lodash.com below…
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Tools & Frameworks:

  • Grunt
  • Babel
  • Jekyll
  • React
  • Sass

Netlify Features used:

  • Redirect Rules
  • Rewrite Rules
  • Proxy Rules
  • Custom HTTP Headers
  • Cached Dependencies
  • Git Integration
  • Outbound Webhooks
  • Outbound Integrations
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Rollbacks
  • Web UI
  • Deploy previews
  • HTTPS
  • Deploy previews
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Lodash

John-David Dalton

Benjamin Tan

Jeroen Engels

Justin Ridgewell

Mathias Bynens

Blaine Bublitz

Jean-Philippe Sirois

Zack Hall

This week’s focus is on Open Source.

Lodash is one of the most popular JS libraries in the World with more than 2 billion downloads.

It accounts for 4% of npm’s weekly download traffic and it’s directly depended upon by more than 27,000 packages and indirectly depended upon by 100,000 packages (30% of npm packages).

It’s used by more than Underscore, React, Ember & Angular 2. Combined.

Read more about it and why John Dalton & Co. chose Netlify for Lodash.com below…
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A few words with John-David Dalton from Lodash...

Could you tell us a little bit about your project?
Netlify
Lodash is JavaScript utility library. After 4 years of having a PHP based website it was time for a redesign. I wanted the site to be open source & run on a gh-pages friendly stack. Netlify took things to the next level. Lodash.com uses a service worker to download the entire site for offline use on your first visit. It also uses resource hints (prefetch, preconnect, preload, & prerender) for speedier page loads. [The site gets more than 400,000 page views a month.] Resource hints that I compiled with the Netlify build cmd into a headers file. The build cmd invokes a Gulp task to generate app icons, headers, redirects, compile JS, & minify resources. I use custom headers to enforce security headers like CSP too.

One of the cool bits is that we’re actually compiling in the _redirects into the service worker so that redirects work even when offline. It also makes query strings pass through for redirects too.
John-David Dalton Creator, Lodash
Why did you choose Netlify?
Netlify
I originally chose Netlify because of its HTTPS support for custom domains. After trying it I quickly found that it offered a freedom of build process, jekyll plugins, redirects, & header configs that ended up being critical to lodash.com.
John-David Dalton Creator, Lodash
What is your favorite thing about Netlify?
Netlify
I love how painless everything is. Setting up HTTPS, redirects, headers, GeoIP, build processes were all super simple. And if I had a question it was answered fast. (You all rock. I’m spreading the word.)
John-David Dalton Creator, Lodash

Oct 17

Sphero

Not many startups get to have their product play a main role in the biggest movie franchise in World history. But that’s what happened for Sphero when they came up with BB8, the cool Star Wars droid.

That meant that when Sphero.com was being created, being able to handle huge traffic spikes serving terabytes a day in peak moments being able to smoothly cater a vast amount of users was the single most important thing.

It’s our choice for Netlify’s very first Site of the Week because it takes great advantage of being served from our custom built CDNs, and first and foremost because droids are awesome!

Check out below for the short chat we had with Sphero on their site and use of Netlify.
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Sphero

Not many startups get to have their product play a main role in the biggest movie franchise in World history. But that’s what happened for Sphero when they came up with BB8, the cool Star Wars droid.

That meant that when Sphero.com was being created, being able to handle huge traffic spikes serving terabytes a day in peak moments being able to smoothly cater a vast amount of users was the single most important thing.

It’s our choice for Netlify’s very first Site of the Week because it takes great advantage of being served from our custom built CDNs, and first and foremost because droids are awesome!

Check out below for the short chat we had with Sphero on their site and use of Netlify.
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