Welcome to my first blog.

I'll be using it as a place to blog about things I've learned whilst programming. This will be both a good way for me to solidify my knowledge of the topics I am learning as well as a place for others to learn from me.

I created this blog as a way to learn Gatsby - the static site generator that is powering this blog. If you don't already know, Gatsby creates blazingly fast websites using React and GraphQL. Although I had worked with React before building this blog, I had never worked with GraphQL, so that was a big learning point for me. The true power of Gatsby comes from it's wide range of plugins. One such plugin that I used on this blog is gatsby-image which allows you to use GraphQL to put optimised images on the page.

If you'd like to checkout Gatsby for yourself then just head on over to their website. They have excellent documentation that is very beginner friendly.

That's it for this blog. I'm going to try and commit myself to writing one article each week - mostly guides for beginners based on what I have learned. Stay tuned for the next one!

Jack