Demystifying incremental static regeneration

A presentation at Decoupled Days 2021 by Phil Hawksworth

Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) is a hot topic in the Jamstack category right now. The ability to perform incremental builds has long been a goal of many frameworks and libraries in order to minimise build times, and deliver more dynamic, larger sites which update more often.

With the right building blocks, and a suitable approach, ISR is attainable already. This talk will explore how you can implement a site with ISR using any site generation tools, and retain a code and hosting architecture which you can understand and reason about. How you don’t need to adopt any single framework to deliver this “as if by magic”. And how you can retain powerful attributes of Jamstack sites such as immutable and atomic deploys, even while using an ISR model.