Debbie O'Brien

Information & Communications Technology

Front End Development JavaScript Vue Js Nuxt JAMstack React React.js Architecture Architecture Component

Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain

Going Static in a Dynamic World with Hasura and Nuxt.js

There are so many benefits to building static sites such as security and cost, for example. Although static sites sound so boring and lifeless they are in fact far from it. Thanks to amazing API's and web hooks you can do so much. Need some data? That is where Hasura comes in. Hasura is an open source engine that connects your databases and auto-generates a production ready GraphQL backend, meaning as a frontend developer you don't need any backend skills to create your own API. With Nuxt.js the intuitive web framework, you can easily call your graphQL endpoint and use event triggers to regenerate your static site on content change. Yes, you can do all that with static sites and more.

Debbie O'Brien

Head Developer Advocate at

Debbie O’Brien is Head Developer Advocate at Debbie has over 10 years experience in Frontend development. She has worked as a Tech Lead and consultant for many important clients with varios technologies and often with a strong focus on performance. She has lead teams both in house and remotely as well as giving workshops and training. She has many years of experience as a mentor for online learning platforms, Treehouse and OpenClassrooms. Debbie is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies, Google Developer Expert in web technologies, Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, Auth0 Ambassador and Nuxt Ambassador.

Debbie has a special love for JavaScript frameworks especially Vue.js and Nuxt.js and has now ventured into the React world. She also loves improving performance with webpack and of course the Jamstack. She holds a Frontend and FullStack Tech Degree and is Microsoft certified. Debbie is an international speaker, who has spoken at many meet-ups and conferences worldwide on many continents including Antarctica. She is an open source contributor and a teacher at Vue School and Jamstack Explorers and is also a writer for Ultimate Courses.

Debbie is Irish but lives and works in Mallorca, Spain and when she is not writing code and studying new technologies she can often be found doing all sorts of sports from running, cycling, body combat and skiing and of course Taekwondo where she is a 4th degree black belt.

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