A month of transitioning into a new job and working to wrap a side project so I can get back to focusing on this newsletter and website.
Notable changes in my life, on my website, and in other projects.
I spent most of the last month getting my bearings at Stackbit, beginning to explore the wide world of developer experience/relations/advocacy.
During that time, I've been mostly laying the groundwork and planning for what's the come, which isn't super exciting. I can't wait until this turns into something I can share with you all, which I expect to happen in October or November.
I'm also finishing up a hybrid app using Ionic. I'm anxious to get that out the door so I can get back to focusing on my website and its content. I have big plans in the works!
New blog posts and videos I published last month.
The piece I was most excited about this month was How to Convert Static HTML into Powerful Templates, partially because it was my first piece published for Stackbit, but mostly because it's the first in a series of three that will take beginners on a Jamstack journey. All will be released by mid-September.
And just a few other articles during a quiet month.
Articles and news I read last month that I found interesting, with some commentary.
Two big announcements from startups I really like:
These are huge deals! Word on the street is that Contentful's next round may be IPO. That will mark one of the first Jamstack tools to go public. I'd say that validates the movement. 🙂
I also came across MACH Alliance, which seems to be a more generic Jamstack, though it seems like it hasn't really caught on yet.
And two others that caught my attention:
New tools that I've recently discovered. They aren't necessarily new.
And a wide assortment of tools that caught my attention.
That's all for this month. See you soon!
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My go-to method for gaining access to AWS using the Node.js tooling.
Introductory information on environment variables and how to set them.
Environment variables are a great way to store values that will change based on your program's context.