build your antenna.

Back in October 2020, Brightcove launched our new brand — it was accompanied by the rollout of a new www.brightcove.com — build in Gatsby, using Contentful and Netlify. In January, we moved our English blog over, and inso doing had to find a replacement for the feed view (originally served via Node/SailsJS/Pug). Thankfully, this was a breeze courtesy of Netlify’s fuctions and Contentful’s JavaScript SDK.

An RSS feed is, in essence, just a long XML file of items that readers pull in. The function, then, just needs to do three things:

  1. Fetch the content
  2. Assemble & format the feed
  3. Return…

dan norton

kerning and kick drums. web dude at Brightcove.

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