React-based SSG firm Gatsby has launched Gatsby Cloud, a commercial platform of stable tools that enable web creators to build better websites.
The productivity tool provides web creators with a platform to create better websites at faster pace, according to a Product Hunt post.
“We made Gatsby Cloud to be the best way to create, update, and deploy Gatsby sites and provide a lot of cloud services Gatsby users need like real-time preview and very fast builds,” said Kyle Matthews, co-founder of the California-based Gatsby.
Gatsby Cloud features include cloud quickstart, real-time preview, CMS integration, and Builds & Reports. Cloud quickstart empowers new and non-technical users to create projects in minutes with a CMS, sample content, and connected Gatsby starter.
Builds & Reports, on the other hand, is a new CI/CD solution for Gatsby that will dramatically speed up builds and gives feedback on site performance.
On its website, Gatsby said Gatsby Cloud solves three common problems: starting complex projects, consistent and reliable workflows, and fast builds.
“I explicitly designed Gatsby so the build process could be decomposed and run many times faster in a cloud environment. All Gatsby site & plugin code will run the exact same way in Cloud Builds as they run locally—just now heavily parallelized and cached,” Matthews said.
Still in private mode, Gatsby Cloud Builds works in similar ways to build services like Heroku, Netlify, Zeit, and others that integrate with GitHub and other services to automatically build your site when you make changes.
The Gatsby team integrates with a number of different CDNs such as Netlify, Fastly, and Firebase as well as the major cloud providers so users can host their site wherever they like.
“I love Gatsby. All my side projects are build on Gatsby framework. It’s very light weight and easier to setup. I’m looking forward to used Gatsby Cloud,” said one Product Hunt reviewer.