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Deep dive: How do React hooks really work?

In this article, we reintroduce closures by building a tiny clone of React Hooks. This will serve two purposes - to demonstrate the effective use of closures in building our React Hooks clone itself, and also to implement a naive mental model of how Hooks work under the hood. Finally, we …

By swyx in Opinions & Insights

Ep. #23, 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 …

By Brian Douglas in Opinions & Insights

JAMstack vs Isomorphic Server Side Rendering

The JAMstack runs against all that is Isomorphic JavaScript. It encourages the separation of code between your client and your API while leveraging the use of microservices. At the core, if your site is serving static content, it is exposing your site to fewer vulnerabilities. Sites are …

By Brian Douglas in Opinions & Insights

A 2.0 Grid System

Kicking off this Design Series with our grid system — the building blocks, the scale that will be used to make a lot of layout decisions, keep a coherent look throughout the app, and make implementation a lot more simple.

By Rafael Conde in Opinions & Insights

Smashing Magazine just got 10x faster

There was a modern web renaissance taking place and Smashing planned to be a part of it. After learning their site could be 6x faster if they took advantage of a global CDN, Smashing made the decision to choose the JAMstack and partnered with Netlify to get the job done.

By Chris Bach in Opinions & Insights

Ep. #4, The Serverless Framework & AWS Lambda

In Episode 4 of JAMstack Radio, Brian and Ryan are joined by engineer David Wells who explains the Serverless Framework and automation using AWS Lambda. The three cover topics including potential pain points of complex microservices, advantages of event-driven architectures, and writing …

By Brian Douglas in Opinions & Insights

Ep. #3, Designing For The Modern Web

Join Brian and Rafael Conde in episode 3 of JAMstack Radio as they share their stories of designing and coding for the modern web. The two discuss how both web design and code are evolving at an increasing rate, the proliferation of fantastic build tools, frameworks, and languages, and …

By Brian Douglas in Opinions & Insights

Ep. #2, The JAMstack Origin Story

In the second episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian talks with Matt Biilmann, the Co-founder and CEO of Netlify, about the origins of the term JAMstack and the massive changes in web infrastructure over the past decade that have made this new stack possible.

By Brian Douglas in Opinions & Insights