You can usually find me on Twitter. And you can sometimes find me at web development conferences, where I might be talking about development techniques. I blog here less frequently than I'd like, but manage it a little more often on the Netlify blog.

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Prerendering is the key to a tasty Jamstack

2019 seemed to be the year that the term JAMstack started to really grow in popularity with more web developers than ever before. It is approach that I have believed in for many years. Netlify (where I work) was created to enable exactly this type of architecture and indeed coined the very term.

But JAMstack can sound confusing. There are a number of emerging interpretations. In my opinion, there is one aspect of JAMstack which absolutely key: Pre-rendering.

Here is a short explanation about why.

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July 3rd 2020

Drying my eyes and closing my gaping mouth after finishing The Last of Us part 2.

Amazing what @Neil_Druckmann and the @Naughty_Dog team achieved with this beautiful game. I feel like a mouse who has been toyed with by a relentless cat.

June 26th 2020

I have my answer:
"Use whatever you like. Somebody will always correct you." https://t.co/r1xF6i5IXt

June 25th 2020

Funny you should mention it, @bdougieYO!

https://t.co/qnnlXGxIl8

(By @DavidDarnes) https://t.co/iLsWlpDavk

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