Jamstack Advantages

    I’ve started a course on building with JAMstack and noted some really clear advantages to using the technology. Getting dug in there are some clear advantages to using JAMstack depending on what you plan on building. One of the things that can bog down a website is dynamic content, so if you can make part of it, or honestly all of it static it will load quicker.

    Here are what I see as the core advantages to using JAMstack for a project. Again, remember not all technology is good for all projects.


    JAMstack websites are pre-rendered and served as static files, they perform much better and load faster.  Sites are faster and more responsive, resulting in greater engagement and satisfaction from users.


    Due to its ability to efficiently cache and distribute static files through content delivery networks (CDNs). JAMstack provides easy scalability using this technique, websites can handle high traffic loads without sacrificing performance.


    By eliminating server-side vulnerabilities and reducing attack surfaces, JAMstack provides inherent security benefits. Static sites have fewer security risks and are less prone to common web application vulnerabilities.

    Simple deployment and version control

    A JAMstack website can be deployed as a static file, simplifying the deployment process.  A version control system such as Git can be used to manage changes, keep track of history, and collaborate effectively, ensuring seamless updates and rollbacks.

    Flexible for Developers

    Using JAMstack, developers can create dynamic and interactive user interfaces that take advantage of modern front-end frameworks and tools.  Developers can select tools and workflows that are most convenient for them, enhancing the developer experience.

    Better DevOps

    By separating concerns clearly, JAMstack allows developers to work independently on front-end and back-end components.  As a result of this separation, designers, developers, and content creators can iterate more quickly, test more easily, and collaborate more efficiently.

    Cost Effective

    As static files, JAMstack websites require less server infrastructure than traditional server-side architectures and are cheaper to host.  Caching and CDN capabilities are also beneficial in reducing content delivery and bandwidth costs.

    Decoupled Architecture

    The JAMstack platform uses a decoupled architecture, where the front-end and back-end are separate.  The decoupling facilitates the adoption of new technologies and APIs, making it easier to integrate with external services and leverage third-party capabilities.

    Off-Line functionality

    JAMstack websites are able to provide offline functionality using service workers and JavaScript client-side code.  The website can be accessed even if users are offline or have a poor internet connection with this feature.

    I think that web development with JAMstack is fast, secure, scalable, and developer-friendly. Websites must be fast, secure, and flexible to meet the demands of modern web applications. Its architectural principles meet these demands. So this is going to be a really interesting technology to dig into yet. And it will make for a fun hands on course at uDemy as well.