Thanks to static site generators, modern browsers, CDNs, and APIs, we’re now seeing web developers transition from server-side to client-side applications.
With all this, Netlify came out with a new term JAMstack.
So let’s see what the JAMstack is and why it is becoming so popular.
JAMstack is not a technology. Instead, JAMstack is a new way of building websites and apps.
It is a modern web development architecture based on client-side and it doesn’t depend on a web server.
A definition that I have read on a blog and I like a lot is:
The JAMstack is a static HTML site, rebuilt automatically every time you update the content, and deployed directly to a CDN.
I think that this definition makes better the idea!
Markup: templated markup should be prebuilt at deploy time, usually using a site generator for content sites, or a build tool for web apps.
Some of the main benefits of using it are the following:
Faster and Better Performance
It can generate new pages at deploy time and serve pre-built markup and assets over a CDN.
Less expensive and easier to scale
The lesser complexity of development reduces costs and also hosting of static files is cheap or even free.
With the delegation of the server-side and database operations, we don’t need to worry about vulnerabilities anymore.
Better developer experience
Frontend developers can focus only on the frontend and debugging, the expanding selection of CMS options for site generators remove the need to maintain. This usually means quicker and more focused development.
Continue to read about JAMstack on Medium