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Spike: A Full Featured Static Website Generator

Hear Jeff Escalante at Carrot Creative talk about Spike, a next-generation static site generator. It is built on top of webpack, and has a foundation of html, css, and js parsers that accept plugins to transform the output. It’s fast, actively developed, and very data-friendly, you don't want to miss this episode of JAMstack Radio.

41 min

Brian Douglas posted this on October 4, 2017

Elm: A Well Built Compile to JavaScript Language

We have been using Elm at Netlify for almost a year now in our Redirects Playground as well as our Context Explorer tool to help us know whether the site you are viewing is a deploy preview or branch deploy. In this episode of JAMstack Radio, I am happy to be joined with Richard Feldman and Brooke Angel from NoRedInk, a product that focuses on building stronger writers through an internet-based curriculum. They are also big fans of Elm as well. We delve into Elm and how the team at NoRedink leverage it as well as onboard new developers using it the safety of compiler.

31 min

Brian Douglas posted this on August 24, 2017

An Introduction to Service Workers

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian hosts Zack Argyle & Eli Williamson to discuss what service workers are, and examine how Pinterest is using them for notifications and to cache JavaScript files. They also detail the value of service workers for serving international markets with unreliable internet. Finally, they reveal Pinterest’s vision to use service workers to deliver a more comprehensive offline experience.

26 min

Brian Douglas posted this on August 15, 2017

The Rise of Design Systems

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Rafael Conde, Kaelig Deloumeau-Prigent & Craig Wattrus to share their experiences building design systems. They discuss why companies need to invest in design systems as they begin to feel the pain of scaling design principles. They also examine the benefits of design systems such as improving the designer on-boarding process, and caution against allowing designers to become complacent in design.

32 min

Brian Douglas posted this on August 1, 2017

Contentful: An API-First CMS

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Stefan Judis and Rouven Wessling to discuss Contentful, a developer friendly API-first CMS. They explain the benefits of decoupling your website’s content from its presentation, including better cross-platform support. With Contentful, you are completely free to write your site in the language you want, while the service takes care of the CMS backend, storing and versioning your data, and backing everything up.

30 min

Brian Douglas posted this on July 6, 2017

The Out Of Box Search Experience

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Vincent Voyer and Emily Hayman to discuss Algolia, a hosted search as a service.

29 min

Brian Douglas posted this on June 27, 2017

Pitching the JAMstack To Customers

Georges and Charles show that with Snipcart, a shopping cart that can be injected into a website with just a few lines of code.

33 min

Brian Douglas posted this on June 13, 2017

Staying Cool with Graphcool

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Johannes Schickling and Eli Williamson to discuss Graphcool, a flexible backend platform combining GraphQL & AWS Lambda.

31 min

Brian Douglas posted this on May 11, 2017

FaaS and the Benefits of Serverless

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Ryan Scott Brown and David Wells to examine the rise of Functions as a Service (FaaS).

36 min

Brian Douglas posted this on May 2, 2017

Exploring GraphQL Through Apollo

In the latest episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian invites Sashko Stubailo and Jonas Helfer from Meteor to discuss Apollo, a set of tools developed to make GraphQL easier to use.

28 min

Brian Douglas posted this on April 13, 2017

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