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Discussion on: How freeCodeCamp.org uses the JAMstack + a single API server to help millions of people learn to code every month

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Love that you put the cost as the first benefit of JAMstack. I'm sure it applies for smaller apps/side projects, too.

Did you find infrastructure costs prohibitive when you first started freeCodeCamp?

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Quincy Larson Author

Considering freeCodeCamp.org initially had no budget, yes - hosting a MongoDB cluster and a bunch of web servers was prohibitive. I spent $100,000 of my savings the first few years keeping freeCodeCamp.org going. We are break even now. We probably could have gotten there a bit earlier if we'd embraced the JAMstack sooner.

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Hashim Warren

thank you for how much personal investment you've put into helping people all around the world

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