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Fast by Default: Near Instant Load Times at Scale with GatsbyJS

Nicolas Goutay | GOTO Berlin 2019

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Fast by Default : tayloring GatsbyJS to your own APIs to achieve near-instant load times at scale

GatsbyJS is a library that adds powerful static capabilities to React-powered webapps and packs many performance optimizations, making websites load instantly, by default. Gatsby plugins allows any datasource, including custom APIs, into a Gatsby-powered website with the expressiveness of GraphQL. In this talk we will cover the following topics:

  • How GatsbyJS & GraphQL enhance the performance, developer experience and scalability of modern webapps;
  • Tayloring GatsbyJS to your own APIs through Source Plugins;
  • Progressive refactoring of an existing, complex React webapp.

By the end of the talk, the audience will understand why GatsbyJS may be the next game-changer in terms of performance & DX, when to start with (or migrate over to) GatsbyJS, and how to seamlessly integrate it into their own technical context.

What will the audience learn from this talk?
Attendees will learn about the game-changing impact of GatsbyJS on performance, accessibility and scalability of modern webapps, and how to integrate it with complex business requirements — be it for a brand new project or an existing ReactJS codebase.

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 300

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