One of the design goals for Netlify Dev is to be technology agnostic while still offering a magical, universal netlify dev command that “just works”. We accomplish this by using project detectors. Find out how!
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Role management is an integral part of any application's authorization process. In this post, we examine the part roles play in securing your applications and how to effectively manage them.
Restricting access to your content is important to keeping your content secure from unauthorized users. In this post, we dive into how to configure role based redirects with Netlify.
When it comes to things like eCommerce, real-time data, or websites with hundreds of thousands of pages, static site build times can get way out of hand and quickly become unrealistic. If static sites and the JAMstack are to take over the world, this has to change. Here's why you need …
Rewrite rules help determine the flow of traffic to your sites. In this post, lets walk through configuring redirect rules with your existing Netlify deploys.
For the uninitiated, integrating authentication into an application can be a confusing, if not daunting process. In this post, we dive into adding authentication into your JAMstack apps.
How to deploy Netlify sites with AWS Cloudformation, SAM, and the Serverless Framework
Authentication can be a daunting concept to grok, especially for the uninitiated. In this post, we'll dive into what authentication is and the various options you have when working with authentication in your apps.
An easy way to dip your toe in the crypto waters and earn Basic Attention Tokens when people visit your site!
Netlify Functions are the best way to locally emulate and deploy a React Suspense app. Here's how.
Dropbox as CMS?! Why not? Every new file, every save action, can update your site, turning your Dropbox into one lean, mean, content machine!
Learn how to suppress the automated build and deploy process, with deploy skipping in Netlify continuous deployment
In this post, we cover how we built a Netlify Lambda Vue CLI plugin that integrates with existing projects to build and serve AWS lambda functions.
The #1 issue our users have with service workers, and how we recommend fixing it
In previous posts, we’ve raved about how awesome forms are, especially when you get to take full advantage of them without having to even configure a backend to handle data collection. In this post, we cover how we can turbocharge our form workflows with functions.
Learn how to use the popular node express.js framework with functions on Netlify.
A quick rundown on integrating Netlify forms into a Vue application.
Many projects on Netlify are open source - we love it when folks show off with Github ribbons and corners! Here's an easy way to do it without even touching project source code - using Snippet Injection.
We had a big performance issue with rendering large server logs. Now we don't. All thanks to the DevTools Profiler.
Our annual look at the top 10 static site generators according to their popularity on GitHub.
A retrospective of one of the first international developer conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
An exploration of some of popular static site generators and a little help with finding the right tool to use on your next project.
What "serverless" truly means for developers and 5 characteristics that define a serverless application
This tutorial demonstrates how to build OAuth flow with Intercom, simple-outh2 and Netlify functions
Ever wondered how to create an author page in Hugo that displays the author’s name, their bio, and a list of their articles, like Wordpress does? Check out this tutorial to learn how.
This tutorial demonstrates how to build a CRUD backend using Netlify serverless functions and FaunaDB as the datastore.
Get the most out of Gatsby and Netlify with a few handy tips for your setup.
Take a deeper look at how to use Functions together with Netlify’s Identity feature to access and update user data, and allow your users to send you a message that you receive directly on Slack. All it takes is a little bit of glue code to bring the services together.
Create a URL shortener that uses your own custom domain with Netlify Functions and Forms
[Video] Did you know that you can use Netlify's split testing (beta) feature to give your users the ability to opt-in to private betas and version of your site.
This post provides a closer look at JWT, and an overview on how to implement Netlify’s Identity service. JWT-based access control can be used with any JWT authentication provider, like Auth0 or a even a self-hosted server.
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.
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 …
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.
A step-by-step guide on how to add Netlify's built-in Identity service to your React Project.
In this tutorial, we will explore how to add user form handling. We will accomplish this using Netlify's form handling service. You can play around with the live version at tasty.netlify.com.
In this tutorial, we will explore how to manage content using a headless CMS with basic user authentication. We will accomplish this using the Netlify CMS project. You can play around with the live version at tasty.netlify.com.
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to build a serverless, SEO-friendly CMS-powered blog using React, ButterCMS, and Netlify.
A look at how to integrate basic HTML form handling with notifications and Zapier integration within Netlify.
Setting up Netlify CMS as a standalone tool and a hands-on explanation of how a single page app CMS works.
Netlify comes with some handy, built-in features to process form submissions without having to write any server-side code. Learn how to integrate them in your React app.
The Netlify CMS documentation is colocated with the open source repository but hosted from an entirely different repository for the website. Keeping these two repositories in sync is easy with the help of Serverless webhooks and Netlify Continuous Deployment.
While Netlify CMS has enough functionality for many sites out of the box, some sites are going to need a setup geared specifically for their use case. This post is the first in a series designed to give a straightforward look at extending the CMS - starting with creating custom widgets.
GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data. I will walk through setting up GraphQL in a React project that saves notes on interesting open source projects using Graphcool as a GraphQL backend as a service and Apollo as a …
Move your Jekyll site from GitHub Pages to Netlify in just a few steps!
You can configure redirects and rewrite rules for your Netlify site by adding a _redirects file to the root of your site folder (note, if you’re running a build command, the _redirects file should end up in the folder you’re deploying. It’s not enough to have on in the root of your …
Getting started is often the easy part, but staying consistent is where most aspiring bloggers fall short. At Netlify we sought out to help solve this with an open source solution, Netlify CMS.
resolvePromiseProperties allows you to take an object which has promises as some of its properties and get a promise that resolves to an object where all the promises are replaced with their resolved value.
How to set up Password protection for specific deploys