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Discussion on: Is the JAM stack the future of web development?

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RealToughCandy.io Author

Honestly, I was pretty skeptical of it when I first heard about it a few years back. I didn't like how it relied on so many 3rd party services to provide basic functionality (like a comment section beneath a blog post). That said, I've used both SSGs & headless CMSes in the past and freaking loved the workflow.

In the next few years I think it'll probably continue to gain popularity in the personal blog niche, especially with the tech set, but with WordPress claiming 1/3 of the web I think it'll be awhile 'til JAM goes mainstream.

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Miriam Schwab

The WordPress industry is also looking towards adopting Jamstack approaches to website development and deployment. There is a growing trend of headless WP builds, and there are also a number of tools and solutions that allow users to enjoy the benefits of WordPress, while deploying the site as Jamstack and serving fully via CDN. One example is Strattic, that allows users to use WP as usual, and then click a button to deploy as static. strattic.com (I'm the CEO).

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nikhilmwarrier

Strattic seems cool! I will try it someday myself....

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nikhilmwarrier

I too actually hated the dependence on 3rd party services, but actually it wasn't half as bad as I thought it was, though it would never be as flexible as I wanted....
Also, do using PaaS [like Firebase] for databases and auth count as JAMstack?