As the web has grown over the years, the demands on hosting for a site have also increased significantly. What once could easily be hosted on a shared hosting account, now needs to do so much more, from dynamic site generation, to load balancing and scaling on demand, and protection against cyber attacks. The hosting landscape is now more complex than ever.
But what if we could go back? back to a simpler time when web pages were just plain old HTML files and hosting was cheap and simple? Well, that's what a growing number of developer communities are doing via static site generation.
In this talk I will look at what is static site generation, what benefits it can bring over traditionally dynamic site generation and also present a proof of concept demo for how this could work in Umbraco to give us a best of both worlds approach.
Works at Outfield Digital and lives in UK
Matt Brailsford is a Certified Umbraco Master based in the UK where he runs his own company, Outfield Digital, alongside his business partner and wife, Lucy Brailsford. Having worked with Umbraco for years, Matt has gained a reputation for building quality and well-loved open source Umbraco packages including Nested Content, Doc Type Grid Editor and Stacked Content, which has also helped earn him the title of Umbraco MVP on no less than 6 occasions.
Having recently taken over one of the first commercial Umbraco packages, Tea Commerce, Matt truly has one of the most unique perspectives on Umbraco package development you could find.