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Let's Talk about Static APIs

Most APIs today are dynamic. But the JAMstack has provided a path for creating static APIs, which can be incredibly powerful and beneficial in the right scenario.

Mar 30, 2020 API, JAMstack

WTF is a Headless CMS

The headless CMS is a core tenet of the JAMstack approach, a gamechanging approach to building modern websites. Here is an intro to the headless CMS approach.

Mar 26, 2020 CMS, JAMstack

How to Use Netlify Forms in a Gatsby Project

Netlify form handling is an extremely powerful feature that enables you to collect dynamic data from your users on your static sites. But it's a little tricky to get it working right within a Gatsby project. Here's a detailed look at a couple different ways of approaching Netlify forms for a Gatsby site.

May 06, 2019 GatsbyJS, JAMstack, Netlify

What You Need to Know When Using Netlify Forms

Netlify forms are an incredibly powerful feature. They enable you to accept dynamically-driven user data on your static site. But you must understand a few key concepts about Netlify forms if you're going to have success working with them.

May 02, 2019 JAMstack, Netlify

Side Projects Will Make You a Better Developer

There is often a substantial difference between a new developer who works on side projects and one who doesn't. But how do you make sure you're working on the right side project?

Apr 18, 2019

What Change Means to a Developer

Three developers -- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -- each handle change in their own way. What does it take to become The Good, to ride off into the sunset with the gold?

Feb 03, 2019

Choose the Right Tool for the Job

A handyman (or handywoman) has a toolbox full of tools for any job that comes their way. What should be in your toolbox? And when should you open it?

Feb 02, 2019

Taking a Balanced Approach to New Technology

"New" is a dangerous word in the tech world. With so much changing every day, how do we make sure we know which tools and technologies to invest our time in and which ones to leave behind?

Feb 01, 2019

4 Tips for Refactoring Like a Pro

Refactoring should be part of the code writing process, including the best developers. Here are four tips for working refactoring into your process effectively and efficiently.

Jan 26, 2019