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Jamstacked Issue 26

Explaining Incremental static regeneration

Published: Mar 18, 2021

Your update on all things Jamstack

#26 — March 18, 2021
✦ web version

If volume of content is in any way indicative of success, then Jamstack is a success. This particular issue is more jam-packed (haha! see what I did there?) than usual, and even then it was difficult to narrow it down. So rather than the long-winded intro (trust me, I am an expert at being long-winded), this week I'll let you jump straight to the content. Enjoy!

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's Good

Incremental Static Regeneration: Its Benefits & Its Flaws
Incremental static regeneration is a feature built into Next.js that adds some on-demand server side rendering to an otherwise pre-rendered site. This post does a really good job of explaining how it works, why it is cool and some of the potential drawbacks to it.

Cassidy Williams

From Design to Development Crash Course
An extensive and free video course that takes you from design using Figma, to implementation with Next.js to authentication with Netlify Identity and finally to deployment on Netlify.

Colby Fayock

How to Generate an RSS Feed for Your Blog
The long forgotten RSS feed seems to making a comeback (thank you!), and this post offers a unique solution to generate this at runtime rather than build time using a Netlify Function.

Salma Alam-Naylor

How to Integrate Comments to Your Static Site
This is a common request on even simple Jamstack sites and there are a variety of solutions. This article looks at two options with examples: Disqus and Webmentions.

Raymond Camden

✂︎ Tools and Resources

❖ Tidbits

Creating a Developer Portfolio using Next.js, GraphQL, DEV and GitHub
This is a project that I built combining the DEV API with the GitHub API using StepZen and then feeding that via GraphQL into a Jamstack portfolio site built with Next.js.

Brian Rinaldi

Angular Dynamic Data with Sanity.io
A new Jamstack Explorers course that walks through creating an Angular application that grabs data using Sanity.io, Netlify Functions and webhooks!

Tara Manicsic

Jekyll vs. Hugo - Choosing the Right Tool for the Job
A good side-by-side comparison of two of the most popular traditional static site generators (i.e. not JavaScript-framework based).


Okta Says it's Buying Security Rival Auth0 for $6.5 Billion
This news broke just as my last newsletter was going out. Auth0 is a popular choice for identity and authentication in Jamstack apps, so their acquisition is potentially impactful. The official press release is here.

Ari Levy

WP Engine Goes 'Headless,' Jumps in the Jamstack
Atlas is a new commercial headless CMS offering from managed Wordpress provider WP Engine. This space is growing fast, with a lot of new companies seeming to jump into a Jamstack+Wordpress commercial offering.

Mike Melanson

Thanks for reading. Catch you next time — Brian