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Gatsby Cloud with Contentful CMS

Let's look at how Gatsby cloud helps you set up a fully functional blog with Contentful and how we can add features of our own.

A lot of processes go into creating a well performant and accessible web application, mostly because of the more features we want to add, the more we would require using modern technologies.

Gatsby comes as a solution to that problem by bringing together all the best ways to build for the web while being endlessly customisable and extensible for any purpose. By so doing it is becoming the modern way to build the web by empowering people to bring their favourite tools and workflows into the web development experience seamless and with no cost for performance.

In this course we will see how Gatsby Cloud, which is a build tool for Gatsby sites, can help us create fully scalable web applications in 4 steps, we will also be looking at a feature of Gatsby Cloud — Incremental Builds which reduces your build time and enables scalability in your Gatsby Web applications.

Parts of this course introduces us to how to set up content types in a Contentful CMS and create relationships between them, and it goes further to show how API keys can be created and added to a Gatsby site. In the second part of this course, we will take the established boilerplate a step further by adding a Theme toggler and add dark mode to the site.


Your Instructor


Obinna Ekwuno
Obinna Ekwuno

Obinna Ekwuno is a Software Engineer with a passion for teaching currently working at Gatsby, he is also a Cloudinary Media Developer Expert and writes about a lot of exciting stuff on Scotch.io and logRocket some of which include topics around JavaScript, Jamstack and the MERN stack. He is mostly nerding out about web accessibility and web performance.


Course Curriculum


  Project Introduction
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  Setting up site on Gatsby Cloud
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  Creating the application
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  Trigger a Build on Gatsby Cloud
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  Code Access
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What are the technologies used in this course?
We are using Gatsby for static site generation.
Do I need React experience?
Since Gatsby is a React based static site generator, some React experience is helpful, however not mandatory.

Get started with the Jamstack today! Becoming hands-on with technologies and services being heavily utilised by Jamstack projects will give you first-class experience of the stack. You will gain valuable knowledge and be able to apply your newly gathered skills in different projects.

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