The Rise of JAMStack

Key takeaways
  • You will learn about the historical context of developer focus and product differentiation moving from backend to frontend
  • You will be able to explain the problems with serverful architecture
  • You will have a better understanding of the growing startup and open source ecosystem building around the JAMstack
  • You will be able to explain what exactly the fuss is about the JAMstack

20 years ago, Michael Kunze coined the LAMP stack to describe the success of open source architecture on the web, but it also betrayed the server-centric world of the time. 5 years ago, Val Karpov described the MEAN stack as a JavaScript centric alternative straddling frontend and backend worlds. A lot has happened since then. React rose to dominance, AWS Lambda started the Serverless movement, the "API economy" arose to serve developers, and Static Site Generators came back in a big way. What is driving this new stack of Javascript, APIs, and Markup?

Shawn Wang

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