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React 16 Tooling by Adam Boduch

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Adding local filesystem data

In the previous section, you saw how to get a basic Gatsby website up and running. This website wasn't very interesting because there was no data to drive it. For example, the data that drives a blog is the blog entry content stored in a database—the blog framework that renders the post lists and posts themselves use this data to render markup.

You can do the same thing with Gatsby but in a more sophisticated way. First, the markup (or in this case, React components) is statically built and bundled once. These builds are then served to users without having to query a database or API. Second, the plugin architecture used by Gatsby means that you're not restricted to only one source of data and that different sources ...

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