Episode 6

RRU 006: Setting Up and Getting Used to Gatsby with Aman Mittal


April 10th, 2018

45 mins 11 secs

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  • Charles Max Wood
  • Cory House
  • Tara Manicsic
  • Kent C Dodds

Special Guests: Aman Mittal

In this episode of React Round Up, the panel discuss setting up and getting used to Gatsby with Aman Mittal. Aman is a computer science graduate, has been working in web development for the past two years, and has worked with companies such as freeCodeCamp. He has been working with React for the past 6 months and started working with Gatsby in January of 2018. They talk about what Gatsby is, why you would want to use it, and what a simple Gatsby site would look like.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Aman introduction
  • What is your experience with React?
  • Working with Gatsby because of a client
  • What is Gatsby?
  • Gatsby uses React
  • Has become quite mature
  • Why Choose Gatsby?
  • Good with small and medium business clients
  • Gatsby and PWAs
  • Does it rely heavily on GraphQL?
  • GraphQL is useful with Gatsby but it is not necessary
  • What would a simple Gatsby site look like?
  • Index component
  • Has support for CSS and JS
  • The distinction between a static site generator and a normal web app
  • Is Gatsby interactive on the front-end?
  • More mature than other static site generators
  • Generate HTML files for all of your routes
  • Gatsby gives you the best of both worlds
  • Gatsby’s own website
  • Workshop.me
  • How would you suggest people get started with Gatsby?
  • And much, much more!




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