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Jamstacked Issue 73

What to expect in Eleventy 2.0

Published: Jan 24, 2023

Plus Astro hits 2.0 | Your update on all things Jamstack

#​73 — January 26, 2023
✦ web version

It's been a busy January already! We're in the middle of TheJam.dev, which is in its second day today. We already have a beta of Eleventy 2.0 and the release of Astro 2.0. Plus, we had more great content than I could fit into this newsletter.

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's good

The Very First Beta Release of Eleventy v2.0
Eleventy 2.0 includes some major changes to reduce its dependencies and decrease build times, plus new plugins including edge and i18n. Check out the release video in this post.

Zach Leatherman

Astro 2.0
Astro 2.0 is here! Astro 2.0 is the first major web framework to deliver complete type-safety for Markdown and MDX. Other release highlights include:

  • Hybrid Rendering
  • Redesigned Error Overlays
  • Improved Dev Server and HMR
  • Vite 4.0
  • A New Public Roadmap
  • ...and more.


New Features and Upgrade Considerations for Eleventy v2.0.0
A full rundown on all the big features are in Eleventy 2.0 including all the details you need to know before you start using them as well as how to manage an upgrade.

Stephanie Eckles

What Is Jamstack in 2023?
I’ve been attempting to answer this question every year for the past few years, ever since the introduction of SSR routes into Jamstack sites clouded the original definition, which was all about pre-rendering. This year I look at whether Jamstack is still a useful term at all.

Brian Rinaldi

Why We Switched CDNs: How Google's Core Web Vitals Led Us to Cloudflare Pages
In order to deal with issues with time to first byte (TTFB) in their Core Web Vitals assessment, this post compares TTFB results from Netlify, Vercel, Cloudflare Pages and Gatsby Cloud.


✂︎ Tools, Resources & More...


Does the Serverless Edge Live Up to the Hype?
Edge functions have gotten a lot of hype, particularly in the Jamstack community with offerings from Cloudflare, Netlify, Vercel and more. In this post, I explore where it lives up the the big promises and where the reality is more nuanced. I also look at what options are available in this follow up.

Brian Rinaldi

Six Strategies for Scaling Static Sites
While newer rendering methods are exploding, there are still benefits to pre-rendering content. The drawback can be slow build times and reduced productivity. Sean explores options for mitigating these issues.

Sean C Davis

Getting Started with Deno Fresh and The Platform
Deno’s Fresh framework offers some interesting features like rendering at the edge, island-based hydration and more. If you’re curious, this post is a pretty comprehensive starter.

Rodney Lab

Getting Started With SvelteKit
SvelteKit only recently hit 1.0 and this is a comprehensive overview of how to build a site using it. It covers topics like routing, layouts, data, props and more.

Adam Rackis

A Very Basic Scraper/Aggregator Site in Next.js with Go Cloud Functions and Supabase
A fun experiment that uses Go to scrape event data from sites and populate a Supabase database which is then used as the data to back a Next.js site.

Chris Coyier

Thanks for reading. — Brian