First of all, the purpose of this blogpost is not to tell you which form library you should choose, because you may not use React or you may not even be developing an application, but you may still be interested in our process. This is the actual goal, to provide you with some key points or a guide to use for your own processes. We would especially love for you to share your own experiments afterward.
« Hey Joachim, you don’t have a lot to do? Good news, I’ve got a project for you. » This is how Olivier, my new boss manager team lead, told me about his idea a few days after I started working at Gandi. The tech team wants to talk about tech on the web, so he asked me to build a blog. How would you make a blog in 2023?
They didn’t tell us that integrating Pagefind into a Sphinx-powered documentation site was impossible, so we did it. To be fair, they also didn’t tell us that it was not impossible.
Gandi… What is Gandi? A monument? A symbol? An old company? After 23 years of existence, I think that the right word to describe Gandi is resilient. Let me tell you why. Gandi has been through multiple phases: we had around 10 people on board in 2005 and now we are almost 140 strong as of the beginning of 2023. But we want to take a look back before embarking on this latest phase and this blog will be our way to express that.
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