Software development notes - Ryan Lanciaux

Blogging with gatsby

August 12, 2017

I’ve been using Gatsby for quite some time on the Griddle documentation and really like it. I wanted to start writing more and thought a fresh start to the blogging system I am using was in order.

A couple of the reasons I’ve chosen to go with Gatsby (in no particular order):

  1. It’s built with React - One of my main areas of focus right now is React development. This is a system that is familiar to me if I want to customize things.
  2. It Uses Markdown - I can write my posts in markdown, and sync them with GitHub 👍
  3. It builds a static site - I can run everything locally with gatsby develop. From there, once everything looks like it should, I can build and push the public directory to a specific git branch and my site is updated on GitHub pages.
  4. Plugins - There are a number of plugins that extend the functionality of the application.

There are a lot of great options for blogging and static site generation but Gatsby is the one I’m using for now!


Ryan LanciauxWritten by Ryan Lanciaux. Ryan is a developer based out of Ann Arbor who programs in many languages. He is the author of Griddle (react data-grid) and other various open source projects.

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