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Francis Cote • Edited

Nice post, thanks for sharing this. One of the great benefits of the JAM approach is you can pick and choose the services you need and compose them into a complete solution. Auth0 for authentication, Filestack for file upload, ImageBoss for image processing, etc.

Plus, you can benefit from all the serverless solutions out there to help you craft custom interactions and behavior.

Quick note on e-commerce : Although I agree that selling products doesn't seem to fit naturally in a JAM context, tools like Snipcart can help you transform a static product catalog into a fully transactional store. Check it out! Also, the Snipcart blog is filled with neat JAMstack gems.

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Leo Melo Author

Hey, glad you liked the post. All these services that have been popping up around JAM approaches are really great and help so much with adding extra functionality to our applications without the need for complex microservices set up on a first party level.

Complementing your note on e-commerce, there are an increasing number of solutions around checkout journeys and carts for JAM/static sites, another example I recently came across is Foxy, formerly known as Foxy cart.

I used e-commerce on my talk/post as a potential challenge for JAM more because I often hear people trying to use it as an argument against using JAM but that does not seem to be the case as much anymore.