What is JAMstack and why you should try it

Gift Egwuenu on April 16, 2018

Have you ever wanted to build a modern web application without all the gimmick then you should have already heard of the JAMstack where JAM stands ... [Read Full]
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I just converted a client from sitecore over to:

Contentful for headless CMS,
Netlify for deployment and hosting,
Gitlab for code repository and version control,
Algolia for site wide search engine,
React front end framework,
Gatsby for build and compilation.

They have been astounded by the performance and I've got to say I'm fully on board with jam.

Oh and this is a Bank! So very cool that they are open to trying this.


Nice, I want to use do something like that with AWS next.

AppSync for headless CMS
S3 + CloudFront for deployment and hosting
CodeCommit for code repository and version control
Elastic Search Service for site wide search engine

Probably also with React and Gatsby as frontend.


Ooh this is interesting. Bravo!

I'd love to hear more about this project. Especially since it can be difficult to persuade a bank to publish anything on a platform outside of what they have been provisioning for years and years.

Any possibility of sharing any more info on this?


Great list! I wrote a similar post when I was exploring the different options for static site generators a few months ago. I ended up rewriting my blog with Gatsby.

Post: kostasbariotis.com/modern-static-s...
My blog's source code: github.com/kbariotis/kostasbarioti...


Thanks. I also wrote this while exploring static sites. Gatsby is a great one too. I used Hugo and Netlify for mine giftegwuenu.com I like the idea around static site generators.


Are there any alternatives to hosting on netlify? I don't have anything against them but they look like they are the only jam hosting worth using at the moment


Yeah there are alternatives even though I only tried hosting with Netlify. This list will give a detailed idea slant.co/topics/2256/~static-websi...


You just need some static hosting provider. AWS S3 (+CloudFront) would be enough.


It's basically Fat Client coming to the browser, haha.

But yes, I think with the advent of FaaS/Serverless, we need heavier clients to hide the latency :D


I have a project I'm working on now that's sole purpose to make a bunch of common-place JAM replacements for everyday native applications for the Web.



Great post I make a similar post about static site generators a week ago. I developed my blog with Gatsby.


One I just learned about today (around the same time I opened this article, so it was weird):



Yeah vuepress is great. Also heard about it over the weekend :)

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