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Understanding Gatsby

  • Modern Site Generator
    • no servers to set up
    • no complicated databases to deploy
  • React-based open-source framework
  • For Creating websites and apps
  • Use cases: portfolio site or blog, company homepage, or a high-traffic e-commerce store

What is a Static Site Generator?

  • Software application that creates HTML pages from
    • templates or components
    • a given content source
      • Mardown-formatted text Files
      • GraphQL API
      • REST API
      • Headless CMS


  • a modern web architecture
  • using JavaScript, APIs, and (HTML) markup

“It’s a new way of building websites and apps that delivers better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and a better developer experience.” --


  1. What is a static site generator?
  2. What are some use cases for Gatsby?
  3. What does each letter J-A-M stand for in JAMStack?