Drupal & Gatsby: Headless and blazing fast

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Jul 03, 2020

Chad Carlson, Platform.sh

Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/DrupalCamp_Kyiv/drupal-gatsby-headless-and-b…

Headless CMSs are the new buzzword, and lots of companies consider moving their sites in that direction. They want to be able to have content creators focus on the content in a backend service, and developers focus on the rest, with the promise of painless collaboration as a result. Who knows if that's the real effect, but it's a thing, and Drupal has a seat at the table when it comes to sourcing data into a Gatsby site.

This talk will cover the basics of Gatsby, its source plugin ecosystem, and the advantages gained from using external services to build content in Gatsby with the help of GraphQL. Then after those basics, we'll see how Drupal's API interacts with Gatsby, and how together they can be deployed on a single multi-app project on Platform.sh. Finally, we'll enable Gatsby's Live Preview feature, resulting in a final built site in production, but dynamic development environments that update the frontend in an instant with a live preview of every content edit as it's made.

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.