An Introduction to Jamstack

What is Jamstack and How Does it Work?

Jamstack is a modern web development framework that uses static web development techniques to create fast, secure, and scalable websites. It is based on client-side JavaScript, reusable APIs, and prebuilt Markup. This makes it easier for developers to create high-performance websites without having to use a traditional server-side web development framework.

Jamstack also utilizes static site generators to generate HTML pages from content stored in databases or other sources. This eliminates the need for dynamic page generation on the server side and helps reduce latency and improve performance. Additionally, using a Jamstack architecture allows developers to deploy their sites quickly and easily with minimal overhead costs. Next.js, Hugo, Gatsby, and Jekyll are just a few popular site generators for Jamstack sites.

Choosing the Right Tools & Services for Your Next JamStack Project

Choosing the right tools and services for your next JamStack project is essential to ensure that it runs smoothly and efficiently. With so many different options available, it can be difficult to decide which ones are best suited for your project. Cloudflare Pages is one of the most popular choices for hosting JamStack projects, but there are also other services that can help you get the most out of your project. Github Pages and Netlify also offer free plans for hosting a Jamstack website. Additionally, choosing a CMS to integrate with your JamStack project can give you more control over how your content is managed and displayed on the web. In an upcoming post, I’ll go step by step on how was created and hosted with no monthly costs.