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Brian Rinaldi

Editor, author and, when I can, I still pretend to be a developer.

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5 Myths About Jamstack

Jamstack isn’t necessarily new. The term was officially coined in 2016, but the technologies and architecture it describes have been around well before that. Jamstack has received a massive dose of attention recently, with articles about it appearing in major sites and publications and new Jamstack-focused events, newsletters, podcasts, and more. As someone who follows it closely, I’ve even seen what seems like a significant uptick in discussion about it on Twitter, often from people who are … Read article “5 Myths About Jamstack”

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JAMstack CMSs Have Finally Grown Up!

This article is based on Brian’s presentation at Connect.Tech 2019. Slides with speaker notes from that presentation are available to download.

In my experience, developers generally find the benefits of the JAMstack easy to comprehend. Sites are faster because the resources are static and served from a CDN. Sites are more secure because there is no framework, application server or database to compromise. Development and deployment can be optimized because all of the pieces that make up … Read article “JAMstack CMSs Have Finally Grown Up!”

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What Really Makes a Static Site Generator?

I talk a lot about static site generators, but always about using static site generators. In most cases, it may seem like a black box. I create a template and some Markdown and out comes a fully formed HTML page. Magic!

But what exactly is a static site generator? What goes on inside that black box? What kind of voodoo is this?

In this post, I want to explore all of the parts that make up a static site generator. … Read article “What Really Makes a Static Site Generator?”