Netlify tooling for the All-Powerful Frontend Developer

Chris Coyier, CSS-Tricks and Gerald Onyango, Netlify

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Using the JAMstack affords new powers to frontend developers, but the landscape of tools can be overwhelming. There's a lot more you can do than you might expect! We'll take you through how to use Netlify tools to solve common development use cases.

When and where

All workshops wiil take place at Tobacco Dock, London

  • 9:30am - Doors and coffee
  • 10:00am - Morning session
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:15pm - Afternoon session
  • 5:00pm - Workshop ends

What you’ll learn in this workshop

  • Create member portals and authenticate requests
  • Connect with APIs without revealing your keys
  • Simplified serverless function deployment
  • Direct visitors based on country and language
  • Transition gradually from legacy architectures
  • Receive form submissions
  • Mirror our cloud on your local machine
  • Share your local environment live with teammates or clients
  • A/B testing
  • Dark launch new features
  • Create staging environments for every pull request and feature branch
  • Roll back instantly to a previous deploy
  • Customize content security policies and cache control with custom headers
  • Manage content with a headless CMS


Please bring a laptop and charger so you can follow along with the exercises. The laptop should have the following installed:

  • A text editor. We’ll be using VS Code, which is free and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • A terminal program with Git. Most Mac and Linux computers have this preinstalled. For Windows, run the Git for Windows installer with the default options, and you’ll be set.
  • Node.js version 10 or above. You can download the installer at

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