Gatsby (https://www.gatsbyjs.org/) is a fun to use web application generator for React that makes it easy to create blazing fast websites. Drupal (https://www.drupal.org/) is one of the most popular open-source content management systems in the world and makes it easy to create unique editorial workflows for your content team.
At it's core, Gatsby uses a system for extracting data from sources like Drupal, and then using that data to generate static pages at build time. The technique allows for many of the benefits of both static sites (speed, ease of deployment, etc.) and those built using a content management system (easy to update, user friendly editorial interface, and more).
What's maybe not obvious on the cover is that the combination of Gatsby and Drupal can also be used to create sites that handle things like user authentication and personalization. Something you don't find in most static sites.
This presentation looks at how you can build a web application that sources content from Drupal, renders ultra-fast static pages with Gatsby, then combines that with traditional React for user authentication and personalization. With the goal of providing attendees with the information they need to get started doing so, and some examples of what's possible.
In this presentation you'll learn:
- Why Gatsby is awesome for static sites
- Why Drupal rocks as an API first content management system
- Why/How to use the two together
- How to handle private content, and other personalization
- Look at a case-study of building a web application that sources content from Drupal, renders ultra-fast static pages with Gatsby, combined with traditional React for user authentication and personalization
Senior Trainer at Drupalize.me
Joe is a member of the Drupal Documenation Working Group, and the Lead Trainer for Drupalize.Me.