For the last couple of months, I’ve been working a lot on something quite different from my Windows Development expertise: writing .NET Core micro-services with React and Typescript front-end, running on Docker containers in Kubernetes, hosted on Microsoft Azure!
The thing is that the more I worked with React and Typescript, the more I was enjoying it — to the point that made me think on how I could use my new skills on this blog!
From that moment my blog became blazing fast and I was fairly happy with the arrangement; plus, as far as I am aware, I had near-zero downtime on the blog!
However, I always felt that Jekyll in GitHub Pages was quite limited in what can be achieved (a simple example is that you can’t easily generate a page with all categories or tags).
I started to search for a React-based static site generator, and that’s how I found Gatsby!
Gatsby is a free and open source framework based on React that helps developers build blazing fast websites and apps
A month ago, I started to migrate the blog and today it is all Gatsby based, fully hosted on Netlify (provides free hosting, highly configurable build configuration, custom headers, redirect rules, …)
This very post if the first of many using the new platform!
As far as I can tell, everything is working properly, but if you find any problem, please report it by creating a new issue and I’ll take care of it as soon as possible!