Full Stack Radio

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.



episode 115: 115: Jason Lengstorf - Gatsby for Skeptics

In this episode, Adam talks to Jason Lengstorf about Gatsby, and why using React and GraphQL to build something even as simple as a blog is not as crazy of an idea as it sounds.

Topics include:

  • How Gatsby is more than just a static site generator
  • How you create pages with Gatsby and how it's more powerful than traditional static site generators
  • The benefits of having a unified data access layer for all of your content
  • How to build dynamic applications with Gatsby
  • Why Gatsby is actually faster than static HTML
  • How Gatsby makes performance best practices easy
  • Gatsby themes and why they are more exciting than traditional CMS themes


  • Cloudinary, sign up and get 300,000 images/videos, 10GB of storage and 20GB of monthly bandwidth for free
  • DigitalOcean, get your free $50 credit at do.co/fullstack


  • Gatsby
  • GraphQL
  • gatsby-image
  • Reach Router
  • The PRPL Pattern
  • Jason on Twitch


 2019-05-22  55m