Marketing

Headless CMS Options: ContentStack

I got a chance to look at another one of the major headless CMS (hCMS—the ‘h’ is decapitated) contenders, namely ContentStack. In a world where it’s hard to tell one hCMS from another, a couple of ContentStack’s differentiators are what it calls ‘modular blocks,’ an...

Basecamp HEY: Why’d You Have to Change Everything?

Hey is a mail service you may have heard of. It’s been one of the trendy new things on the internet this year and it’s intriguing because it so solidly comes from a “you’re doing it wrong” sort of mentality. There's just the tiniest hint of religious zeal about it. To...

Cybersecurity: Still Not a Profit Center in 2021

What I haven't seen yet in the inevitable year-end blog predictions of what will happen in the coming year--and it struck me as odd because it seems like someone always has to have it as a bullet point--is that brands can start using their better-than-average security...

An early agenda

The past two years I’ve operated from the web site over at EmergingTechInsight.com. That was the web domain I hastily grabbed as I was exiting an editorial job I'd for a few years. Basically I needed a work address for future email to go to. When I worked with clients...

Programming

GatsbyConf 2021 brings new 3.0 version and new images

Latest revision: March 4, 2021 The online virtual GatsbyConf, which kicked off today, announced at least six significant updates, including a 3.0 release of Gatsby itself; a new component that goes beyond the already savvy Gatsby-sharp handling images used within...

The Core Web Vitals Report

Nobody loves a report more than I do.

TheJam.dev Day Two: Looks at Angular+Jamstack, Github Founder’s Take

Key among the events at the second day of the Jam.Dev online event was the concluding “fireside chat” with RedwoodJS creator and Github founder Tom Preston-Warner, in which Preston-Warner imagined a more full-stack edge architecture, something he is working on...

TheJam.dev 2021 kicks off with azure and ecommerce

Today was the first day of a two-day Jam.Dev event online. The event had a lot to offer people who are presently trying to sort out the lay of the land in the static site generator ecosystem. The Azure Take on Static Shmuela Jacobs, cloud developer advocate at...

WordPress Features: What’s Worth Stealing?

Wordpress Capabilities that JAMstack Really Should Steal The precursor of WordPress was called Cafelog, and there’s a sort of architectural fragment left from it that carbon dates its demise occurring sometime in 2004. That fossil page makes clear what the...

kebab case

It's a minor thing, but somehow I never until just today knew that when you name variables using hyphens between words, like some-variable or count-of-chickens, it's called kebab case. And, duh, of course it is. I did already know, just so the record is clear, about...

embedding javascript in wordpress posts

One thing I recently heard for the first time (because I'm not really all that immersed in the current world of WordPress development) is that the Gutenberg block system that new versions of WordPress use is implemented in JavaScript. And it would appear that all the...

What is json, we begin

In the first epoch of my professional life, we scraped along without JSON files. So, while I knew that package.json was a file that kept cropping up in node.js, I wasn't really clear on "what is JSON?" thing was all about, or even what the acronym stood for. So, OK,...

A play.js detour

Even in this age of contagion, I had a situation where it really made sense to fly out on a morning and back that evening. I decided to take the iPad instead of the notebook, and while I was at it, I decided to take a look at what the possibilities for coding on iPad...

Hello, world!

What a brilliant thing it was to come up with "hello, world!", which I think can be attributed to Brian Kernighan. He used the phrase in an example program internal to his lab in 1974, then he and Ritchie put it on the world map in 1978 with their introduction to the...