JAMstack Roundup for December 11th 2019

Navin Mani

Developer Advocate

Dec 11, 2019

Here are 5 articles that taught us a lot, from SEO to React Testing!

1. How JAMstack Impacts Your SEO

Nowadays, if you want to do search engine optimization (SEO) properly you have to think beyond the desired keyword, title, and other tags. 🏷 You also have to take branding, audience behavior, search intent, user experience, analytics, website performance and competition into consideration as well. 👩‍🔬

2. The Rising Complexity of JAMstack Sites and How to Manage Them

When you add anything with user-generated content or dynamic data to a static site, the complexity of the build process can become comparable to launching a monolithic CMS. 🐘 How can we add rich content to static sites without stitching together multiple third-party services? 🤔

3. Get Started With ExpressJS

ExpressJS is probably the most popular framework for creating server-side web applications in Node.js. In this blog series I want to show you how to get started and how to do it The Right Way™. 😎

4. Forget Mobile First, Progressive Web App First is the Future

The days of “build it and they will come” 🛠 are long gone, and now the name of the game in mobile is “pay to play.” 💵 It doesn’t have to be this way. Companies that have historically been web-first have employed a very different strategy to acquire users. 🕸

5. UI Testing Best Practices

I've been writing a decent amount of UI tests these past few weeks and thought I'd share a handful of patterns I've been adhering to. 🤝 Hopefully this can help guide good decision making when writing tests and make it easy to write more maintainable code.