Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.

Static Site Generation Follow Up


Carl Burks

Lots of things went wrong with yesterday's attempt at static generation, but sometimes a fresh pair of eyes, can point you in a better direction. Both a co-worker and a co-organizer of our local JavaScript user group, suggested this package. I had been fiddling with react-static and that was probably the wrong direction for me to go. Medium Blog Spam is sometimes helpful. Following that article I was able to generate the static version of the site with low friction.

Thanks to the package gh-pages.

So what site was it?

Central Arkansas JavaScript

I didn't build this version, I had built the placeholder version which we used for about half a year. It served its purpose, but this version should be low-maintenance. It hooks into Meetup, Facebook, Discuss and Firebase for pulling data so we shouldn't need to update our events directly on the page.