Hello, World!

February 18, 2020

Since this will be mostly a software and technology-related blog, I think it’s fitting that my first post should be an intro to the technology that powers this website: GatsbyJS

What is Gatsby?

Gatsby is a JavaScript framework for creating a static website using React and GraphQL. The key word here is static. Static websites do not require JavaScript in order to display content. It means faster and more responsive websites for users, and fewer server costs for developers.

Why Gatsby?

I chose Gatsby specifically because I wanted a static site generator. Completely static web pages without any JavaScript running have become the overwhelmingly preferred way of generating personal sites.

I’ve already used Gatsby for a previous project. My experience was very positive, so I decided to return to it for my personal website.