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Episode 4 - JAMstack

Episode 4 - JAMstack

JAMstack - Javascript, API's and Markup!

What is it?

  • JAMStack: Javascript, API's and Markup  

  • Fast and secure sites and apps delivered by pre-rendering files  and serving them directly from a CDN, removing the requirement  to manage or run web server  

  • Any project that relies on a tight coupling between client and server is not built with the Jamstack  

  • Microservice/Serverless API's - not exclusive to either but consumption of external/loosely coupled services  

  • Can be used with static site generators but can be plain old HTML/JS (frameworks allowed! i.e. Angular/Vue/React)  

Why would I use it?

  • Why wait for pages to build on the fly when you can generate them at deploy time? When it comes to minimizing the time to first byte, nothing beats pre-built files served over a CDN  

  • When your deployment amounts to a stack of files that can be served anywhere, scaling is a matter of serving those files in more places. CDNs are perfect for this, and often include scaling in all of their plans  

  • With server-side processes abstracted into microservice APIs, surface areas for attacks are reduced. You can also leverage the domain expertise of specialist third-party services


Official JAMstack website Netlify: a good place to start with JAMstack Introduction to Azure Static Web Apps A great 30 min walkthrough of building an Azure static web app (JAMstack style!) with John Papa

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