THAT Conference 2017
Day: Tue, Aug 8 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Wisteria (map)
Level: 100 Primary Category: Web Secondary Category: Tools
Tags: security, Performance, Static
The web is changing. For years it has been built on frameworks that run on the server. These dynamic back-ends give you the ability to do many things, but they come with a price - complexity, performance, and security. But static websites are back. Static websites have no back-end and are simply HTML. The modern tools for building them are remarkable. In this session, we'll survey the landscape of static site generation. We'll look back at the history of the web and identify the ideal scenario for static websites. We'll look at the simple tooling you can use to get a high-performance, secure website on the internet in a matter of minutes. We will also discuss the mighty JAM stack, and look at the many services available to make static websites interactive. Static websites help you eliminate unnecessary architecture and complexity. If you've found yourself spinning up an instance of a CMS and the complexity didn't feel right to you, this session is for you.