How I created my blog with Gatsby, Netlify, and Plausible.

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  • GitHub repo Plausible Analytics

    Simple, open-source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly web analytics alternative to Google Analytics.

    After some research, I found Plausible. It provides simple analytics with some easy-to-understand dashboards. Also, at least from my point of view, it has some important advantages:

  • GitHub repo react-helmet

    A document head manager for React

    React Helmet package: it adds metadata into the web page, which is very important for SEO.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • GitHub repo Gatsby

    Build blazing fast, modern apps and websites with React


  • GitHub repo pages-gem

    A simple Ruby Gem to bootstrap dependencies for setting up and maintaining a local Jekyll environment in sync with GitHub Pages

    Once we have the content for our blog, we need to host it somewhere. I had experience with Github pages for hosting some pages before, but I decided to try Netlify and I finally chose it. It provides some advantages:

  • GitHub repo Hugo

    The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

    I’m not experienced in Gatsby at all, making this blog was my first experience with this framework. After being checked some other tools like Hugo that also met my requirements, I decided to give Gatsby a try, as I'm more familiar with its ecosystem.

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