Dustin is the co-founder and VP of Engineering at Gatsby, helping the team build out the fastest website framework and Cloud platform around. When he’s not focused on that, he likes to read mystery novels, relax with a glass of wine, and explore San Francisco with his wife.
With all the momentous events of recent weeks, we decided -- after a lot of discussion and thought -- to reconfigure this month’s planned Gatsby Days. Now is not the right time to take attention and space away from the Black Lives Matter movement. Transforming Gatsby Days from a live event into a video and blog content series allows us to share all the amazing speakers and learning opportunities of the live event in a way that the community can access as the time is right for each of us. Today’s post is the first in the series, presenting all the product and program announcements that we had planned for the original online event.
The first -- and only -- publicly available static site benchmarking service, Will It Build demonstrates the progress of build times for sample Gatsby benchmark sites on Gatsby Cloud. Thanks to our new Incremental Builds feature, data and content changes now go from edit to live in seconds! See for yourself: all of our data can be queried right on the site using our exposed GraphQL API at willit.build/api-playground.
We're dropping support for Node 6 in minor releases of core Gatsby packages. Learn more about why this decision was made.
Gatsby is great for not only static sites but also traditional web applications. Using Gatsby enables the benefits of both static and web applications so you don't have to sacrifice the advantages of one approach to reap the benefits of the other.