V3 for Content Editors: Faster build times on any service
Faster build times on any service
Last year Gatsby introduced a breakthrough in static site generation with Incremental Builds. Instead of a content update kicking off a full rebuild of your entire site, we enabled a new feature that only updated pages that had new content to display. This dropped build times for sites from multiple minutes to under 10 seconds in many cases.
Content editors were especially excited. With Incremental Builds, a Gatsby project now enabled the same rapid workflow and seamless feedback loop as the all-in-one CMSs they were familiar with using. An editor could fix or add content to a page and see change live in less than a minute.
However, Incremental Builds was initially only available in Gatsby Cloud. We heard from the community that you wanted this key feature to be enabled in Gatsby open source, so the content editors you support could enjoy fast builds no matter what CI/CD service you choose.
Today, with Gatsby v3 we’re thrilled that Gatsby open-source now has Incremental Builds enabled by default, anywhere you decide to run your project!