How to Build Your First Static Site with Gatsby

Thinking about getting on the JAMStack bandwagon? If your answer is Yes, then Gatsby, one of the hottest static site generators around, could be just what you’re looking for.

JAM stands for JavaScript, APIs, and Markup. In other words, when the dynamic parts of a site or app during the request/response cycle are taken care of by JavaScript in the client, all server-side processes take place using APIs accessed over HTTPS by JavaScript, and templated markup is prebuilt at deploy time often using a static site generator, that’s the JAMStack. It’s performant, inexpensive to scale and offers better security and a smooth developer experience.

Why Use a Static Site

The static site model doesn’t fit all kinds of projects, but when it does it has a number of advantages. Here are a few of them.

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