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Jamstacked Issue 84

Netlify acquires Stackbit

Published: Jun 29, 2023

Hot Jamstack Summer

#​84 — June 29, 2023
✦ web version

It's summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere, which usually means vacations and a natural slowing of business, but not in the Jamstack world. We've got new frameworks, new acquisitions (Netlify's Stackbit acquisition was announced just this morning), new tools and new features to existing tools. I didn't even have space to get into a number of recent new annoucements in the headless CMS space around AI integration from companies like Sanity and Kontent.

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's Good

Announcing Svelte 4
Svelte 4 focuses on better performance by reducing the size of the generated JavaScript, improvements to the developer experience and an overhaul of svelte.dev, including a new learning experience. Also check out this post detailing the expanded support for SvelteKit on Vercel.

The Svelte Team

The Next Phase of Eleventy: Return of the Side Project
Full time development on Eleventy had been sponsored by Netlify for the past year, but that has come to an end. The post doesn’t go into detail on the nature of or reasons for this change, but does offer opportunities for you to help the project going forward.

Zach Leatherman

Is React Having An Angular.js Moment?
The author makes the argument that by pushing developers into server components, React is forcing developers to relearn many things to fit a new paradigm, breaking the existing ecosystem and creating apps that are complex to debug. In particular, he calls out Next.js for making server components a strongly recommended option as of v13.4.

François Zaninotto

Netlify Acquires Stackbit to Provide Web Teams with a Full Set of Solutions Across Their Web Stack
This latest Netlify acquisition fits right in with their new direction around being a platform for all aspects of enterprise content. It feels like Stackbit will end up being the front-end UX to the Valhalla backend.


✂︎ Tools, Resources & More...


How I Deploy My Website Using My Apple Watch
How to deploy your website with your voice on any Apple device, using a serverless function and build hook on Netlify.

Salma Alam-Naylor

Building a Design Portfolio with Enhance
A deep dive through a new design portfolio example built using the Enhance framework.

Cole Peters

How To Build Server-Side Rendered (SSR) Svelte Apps with SvelteKit
A step-by-step guide showing how to build a server-side rendered SvelteKit application and deploy it to Netlify.

Sriram Thiagarajan

Gatsby Headaches and How To Cure Them: i18n
The first part in a two part series focused on how to manage internationalization in a Gatsby site. Also check out part 2.

Juan Diego Rodríguez

Thanks for reading. — Brian