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Jamstacked Issue 90

A slew of new tools for your toolbelt

Published: Oct 5, 2023

Your Jamstack update

#​90 — October 5, 2023
✦ web version

The past couple weeks have featured a bunch of releases, both big and small, from Cloudflare, Deno, Netlify, Astro, Hugo, Vercel and more. Let's take a look at all of the releases (that I am aware of).

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ New Releases

Workers AI: Serverless GPU-Powered Inference on Cloudflare’s Global Network
Workers AI is a new service that allows you to run AI models on Cloudflare’s infrastructure and includes a curated set of open models including text generation, automatic speech recognition, translation, text classification, image classification and embeddings. They also opened the beta for D1, their edge database and Hyperdrive a service to to speed up queries to your existing databases.

Phil Wittig, Rita Kozlov, Rebecca Weekly, Celso Martinho

Announcing Deno Queues
Deno Queues are a new feature built on the recently released Deno KV that allow you to offload parts of your application or schedule work for the future to run asynchronously.

Ryan Dahl, Andy Jiang, Igor Zinkovsky

SWR and Fine Grained Cache Control on Netlify
Netlify now supports handling any custom Cache-Control instructions and Netlify-CDN-Cache-Control instructions at the Edge, including full support for the stale-while-revalidate standard, with automatic cache purges whenever you deploy.

Matt Biilmann

✂︎ Tools, Resources & More...


Angular, Qwik Creator on How JS Frameworks Handle Reactivity
A summary of Miško Hevery’s keynote from the International JavaScript Conference looking at reactivity across the major JavaScript frameworks.

Loraine Lawson

Learn the Astro Web Framework
FreeCodeCamp just released a free Astro crash-course created by James Q Quick on their YouTube channel. They also released a course on building a portfolio site with SvelteKit.

Beau Carnes

How Smashing Magazine Uses TinaCMS To Manage An Editorial Workflow
Smashing Magazine recently started using Tina CMS to add back in the content editing workflow “bells and whistles” that they lost when they migrated to static. This article looks at their new editing workflow using Tina CMS.

Geoff Graham

Integrate Biometric Authentication — Next.js & WebAuthn
How to integrate biometric authentication in a Next.js application using the SimpleWebAuthn package. This part digs into the authentication protocols and project setup.

Chinedu Imoh

How to Use jQuery with Astro
If you need to add jQuery to an Astro project, you can. Salma walks through how to set it up.

Salma Alam-Naylor

Thanks for reading. — Brian