Building a jobs board with Gatsby
Today we are going to discuss how we built Remotefordays, a jobs board for remote software engineer roles, with Gatsby. First we'll discuss how we made came to our tech stack, then we'll talk about the the gotachas, and falls starts we encountered along the way.
Components of the tech stack
Gatsby is an amazing tool for rapid prototyping high performance websites on the frontend. We can get a new project started without much hassle due to a phenominal developer experience. Therefore choosing Gatsby for our frontend concerns was easy. Next we needed to decide how to build and store job listings.
Since we are using gatsby, we were tempted to build the job board as a static site. After all, the content is not going to change after the initial job post. But there is a subtle requirement in a jobs board that requires the site to be designed for dynamic actions.