This chapter covers
- Defining Jamstack as an architecture for web applications rather than a prescriptive stack of technologies
- How Jamstack formed in response to dynamic web page development that had become cumbersome, slow, and insecure
- Benefits of Jamstack, including page speed, security, and cost
- Exploring well-known websites that are built with the Jamstack
As Jamstack has gained popularity in recent years, a common criticism lobbed at it is that it is just a marketing term. The truth is that they are right. As we’ll explore, Jamstack was a term invented to “rebrand” an architecture many developers were already using to build sites because the existing terminology had become misleading. While calling it marketing may be a fair critique, Jamstack is still a way of building sites that has been gaining rapid adoption by web developers.