A new stack is often met with scrutiny and skepticism. It’s common for developers to question the problems a new stack addresses and to pick out its current users in an attempt to validate it. As an incredibly flexible approach to building high performance sites, the JAMstack fits the bill for tackling many modern challenges of building for the web. For one, JAMstack sites are incredibly popular among agencies because of how adaptable they are. Clients often come with different sets of challenges and have varying expectations around deliverables and tech stacks. In the case of Nike.com’s recent Kaepernick campaign, the JAMstack helped the Matter Agency and Nike team build a robust site that paired frontend components with real time databases. Moreover, it empowered them to build a robust and lightning fast site that supported real time user submissions in a matter of weeks. By encouraging a decoupled stack, the JAMstack championed a separation of concerns and enabled agency developers to focus on the core business logic and brand at hand without getting stuck on implementation details.
This strategy to building sites can be pushed further to include enterprise use cases. In an enterprise setting, time is of the essence and a slow site can cost millions in revenue. Loblaw Digital, a company powering one of the largest food retailer in Canada, saw a whopping 92% performance improvement and an almost 38k in cost savings by shifting to the JAMstack. Compared to their previous workflow, the JAMstack equipped them with the confidence to compartmentalize their stack and hone in on key business goals like performance and user experience.
If you’d like to dig into the case studies mentioned above, the JAMstack conf 2019 wrap up is a great place to start. The use cases for the JAMstack grow by the day and the future of the JAMstack looks bright. We hope you’ll join us.