We are the devs from Team Netlify, Ask us anything!

Hey there, we're the team from Netlify and we're hosting an AMA!

We'll be answering your questions live from June 6, 2 PM EST onwards. We're so excited to chat with you!

Topics we'll cover include:

  • Netlify
  • JAMstack
  • Developer Experience
  • Static sites
  • Vue
  • React
  • General Career Questions

Shoot us your questions below! 👇


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Max's photo

Your pricing model. I've been building Wordpress sites for clients and now I'm transitioning to Gatsby/Netlify stack. I don't like to be involved in managing/charging for hosting (too many stories of past developers holding their clients hostage with hosting credentials), so I always had the clients set up their own hosting accounts (Siteground, WPEngine etc) and sometimes I'd use my affiliate link to get a bit of $ back.

I appreciate the free tier Netlify offers but I definitely see how some freelance/small shops can offer Netlify hosting at 10-20$/ month and the clients would have no problems paying it.

Ideally, I'd like to have the client set up their own account, provide me with access and pay/manage their own hosting.

Do you think a set up like this is possible now?

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dx @ netlify

Hi Max,

Yes, absolutely. Why do you think there might be a problem doing this? seems relatively straightforward.

i may not see your reply so hit any of us up on twitter if you run into trouble doing this.

Tony Alves's photo

Who's your favorite community member 😉 Or, who makes the most noise!

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swyx's photo

dx @ netlify

Tony we love you.

Imanol Avendaño's photo

What is the most exciting thing about working at Netlify? What is the most challenging thing that you are working on atm?

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Phil Hawksworth's photo

Developer Experience, Netlify

Nodding along pretty aggressively to Sarah's reply.

For me, one of the biggest challenges is in choosing what to focus on first. It feels like a really exciting time not just for Netlify, but also for the JAMstack as a category, which is wonderful, but I sometime find it hard to decide which opportunity to focus on. Especially when they are all so compelling.

Pascal's photo

Netlify is awesome. Nuxt is awesome.

Sarah do you think we'll soon have a full nuxt generate option (no API calls between pages)?

Don't you think it would be the perfect match ?

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Sarah Drasner's photo

Yep, he and I have already spoken a bit about this- I think he's going to jump in to do some work on the module when I get it in a good state, so you'll likely see a collaboration from us 👍

Faith Odonghanro's photo

I'd like to know what netlify is, and also, what is the JAMstack?

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dx @ netlify

The JAMstack is a modern web architecture: helping people create fast and secure sites and dynamic apps with JavaScript, APIs, and prerendered Markup, served without web servers. This means Wordpress, Squarespace, Drupal, and other server-run web apps are not JAMstack (sometimes I find it helpful to define things by what they are not). Chris Coyier recently wrote a great post about how it is all about static asset hosting, and you can use as much or as little of J, A, or M as you like.

Netlify serves the JAMstack developer - you don't have to use Netlify to be JAMstack, but we just happen to be very very very very very very very very focused on those needs and provide all the tooling you might need including form handling, authentication, and serverless functions, as well as building on top of the JAMstack assumption by providing continuous deployment with instant rollbacks and branch deploys, free SSL (HTTPS) on Custom Domains, split testing, image transformation, and local development.