6:30-7:00: Social Time
7:15: Presenter Jeff Ammons
Pop Quiz: Which is faster and more scalable a) a dynamic website or b) a static website?
Of course the answer is b, but with a static website you are stuck with a limited, outdated, functionless site, right?
The world has changed and for those willing to check out the environment outside the comfortable box, some exciting new options exist!
Of course you don't want to hand code a bunch of HTML, but with a Static Website Generator you don't have to.
Instead you maintain files that combine Markdown for content and YAML for metadata. Hmm, sounds like a simple database doesn't it?
When you make changes, you run the "compile" step locally and render out static HTML ready to deploy to a server (Git is great for this).
In this talk, Jeff Ammons will expand on his Pluralsight course "Build a Better Blog with a Static Site Generator" (https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/static-site-generator-build-better-blog) and show you how you can create a site with a static back-end and dynamic front-end thanks to Angular 2.
In other words let your static content be static and your dynamic content truly dynamic.
For a taste of Jeff's Pluralsight course, check out the YouTube Promo he made: