JAMstack Roundup for September 16th 2019

Navin Mani

Developer Advocate

Sep 16, 2019

Here are 5 great articles we're bringing to you this week!

1. How to Build Authenticated Serverless JAMstack Apps with Gatsby and Netlify

When interacting with a backend, a JAMstack app can do everything โ˜‘ a mobile app can do, without the tyranny ๐ŸŽ› of the app store. This is a fundamental insight ๐Ÿง  that goes as deep as the fight for a more open, secure, decoupled, faster web.

2. Markdown is Markup and Other Confusions Around JAMstack

The M in JAMStack goes beyond ๐Ÿ’ซ just the Markdown, HTML, YAML and Liquid you may use. It includes the build process to put these together.

3. The Beginnerโ€™s Guide to Static Site Generators

World ๐ŸŒŽ of static sites has grown beyond HTML, CSS and occasional JS and much of it is owed to static site generators.

4. Why your next site should be built with JAM in mind

Thereโ€™s no reason to have a massive, unwieldy CMS with a database or a fancy ๐Ÿ’Ž isomorphic monolith when you could have a fast ๐Ÿ’จ, secure and beautiful static site.

5. Traditional vs Modern Web Development โš”๏ธ

Modern web development - we have a love โค and hate ๐Ÿ’” relationship with it because while it revolutionized web development practices, it also greatly complicated them.