Move Fast, Don't Break Things: Trends in Modern Web Development

A presentation at Gatsby Days in in Mountain View, CA, USA by Ben Robertson

I'm going to be talking about how to Move fast without breaking things. Because at the end of the day, that's what every body really wants, right? We want our web projects:

  • done quickly
  • under budget
  • to spec
  • with no bugs

Wouldn't that be great? It's the magical formula for developer, project manager and client happiness.

And while hitting all these things 100% may be a pipe dream, I think new development practices enabled by technology like Gatsby and others can really help get us closer to this pipe dream.

First I'll just give a little background on me, who I am, the kind of work I do, etc.

Then I want to go over the ways working with content management systems on the front end has changed for me over the past few years.

I'll share a case study from a decoupled Drupal and Gatsby project we took on earlier this year and our experience from that.

And based on that experience, I want to discuss the different ways decoupling can change things at an organization, including the development process, but even beyond into hiring and client diversity.