The JAM Stack

Netlify CEO Mathias Biilmann speaking at SmashingConf on the JAM Stack.

Netlify CEO Mathias Biilmann (n.b. this site is hosted with Netlify) gave a talk at Smashing Conference in San Francisco last week. This is not only a great discussion of the need for and growth of the static web stack, but Mathias has really encapsulated the bigger picture that static sites and apps fit into with what he describes, compellingly, as the “JAM (Javascript, APIs, and Markup) Stack.”

This is the JAM Philosophy:

  • Decouple Building and Hosting
  • Decouple Front-end and Back-end
  • APIs rather than databases
  • Pre-baked Markup, enhanced with JS

Watch the entire presentation on Vimeo: