JAMstack Update: November 16th, 2019
This week’s big event was Gatsby’s announcement of their multi-faceted Cloud product (see Kyle’s post). It’s notably difficult to build businesses around open source software, but as we see so much adoption of Gatsby, not just as a tool in the JAMstack space, but as an entry point into React, it seems to me that Gatsby Cloud will be a natural for organizations wanting to take advantage of pre-rendering their sites. Think Acquia or Automattic, but for JAMstack (more on this in the Software Engineering Daily podcast linked to below).
Today’s JAMStack sites are often indistinguishable from any other dynamic web application incorporating things like dynamic content, authentication, and much more. Calling them static sites would be both unfair and misleading.
Indeed, my site’s original name was “Static is the New Dynamic.”
The term JAMstack has become a handy reference point (and still a counter point to the persistently overwhelmingly common monolithic systems), so I don’t suppose it’s going away soon, but I think it will be a sign of our success when the term does blend in to the landscape and is no longer necessary.
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