When I started moving this site from Jekyll to Gatsby I noticed that my deploys to Netlify was very slow. Mostly because I have a lot of large photos that need to be converted and optimized to different sizes. I experienced deploy times over 10 minutes and thought that there must be something to do to speed things up.
When I was using Jekyll I just dumped my photos cache inside the
node_modules directory and I thought that I just could do that now too. But it felt dirty. And hacky.
So I search the Netlify documentation but couldn't find anything about adding files to a cache between builds until I stumble upon a comment on StackOverflow (or was it on a Github issue?) that mentioned an undocumented cache folder and that someone already had built a Gatsby plugin that simply caches the Gatsby output in that Netlify folder. A piece of cake!
yarn add gatsby-plugin-netlify-cache
'gatsby-plugin-netlify-cache'to the plugins list in your
March 22, 2019