I have started playing with the idea of a static-site generator that specializes in dynamic, API-driven data. Many SSG at the moment are harder to work with for this, as they don’t (easily) auto-generate pages, so this is an attempt to address that with a new SSG, as well as creating a fully-automated platform for hosting and auto-syncing with whatever API’s are feeding it data.
It is very early days, of course, but here is my first proof of concept: http://demo-moltin-shop.surge.sh/. It auto-builds/deploys when there are data changes (such as if I update a product in the Moltin admin dashboard), or template changes (which are synced from my development computer).
I will continue to flesh this idea out, and just wanted to share it with the group in case anyone was similarly interested in this kind of “front-end-as-a-service” solution and had feedback or concerns that I haven’t thought of yet.