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Discussion on: Is JAMstack All Branding and Little Substance?

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ • Edited on

There are way too much hype driven development so I think that being skeptical of buzzwords is a helpful attitude in general.

now it's too easy to be picky on the name. we all know that naming is a hard problem of computer science.

Where is the substance? is a better question.

I would reframe it this way:

What are the use cases in the real world?
Which pain points is it solving for whom?
When is it a good trade-off?

And here I think that the JAM ecosystem has pretty good answers to this, no matter how you call it.

By contrast the Bitcoin/Blockchain people make extraordinary claims all the time, but the main non-fake use case they have today is still unregulated internet gambling on the price of the Bitcoin.