Modern Web Development with the JAMStack

We used to call them “static sites,” but nowadays they are anything but static. New tools, services and serverless functions are redefining the way we build “static sites” to the point that they needed a new name that represented their real capabilities: JAMStack.

In this session, Raymond Camden of Auth0 and Phil Hawksworth of Netlify will show how to get started with the JAMStack and how you can take advantage of all of these tools to build sites that are dynamic, secure and incredibly fast.

Why Jamstack? Beyond static sites.

We used to call them static sites, so why can’t we just leave that name alone? The Jamstack can actually go a lot further than delivering static sites. You can use it to deliver highly performant, secure, scalable… dynamic web sites. In this talk we’ll look at what the Jamstack is, and how we can use emerging tools and conventions to embrace the possibilities of modern web development without exposing ourselves to undue risk.

Phil is Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify. With a passion for browser technologies, and the empowering properties of the web, he loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common.

After 25 years of building web applications for companies such as Google, Apple, Nike, R/GA, and The London Stock Exchange, Phil has worked to challenge traditional technical architectures in favour of simplicity and effectiveness. Phil is co-author of “Modern Web Development on the Jamstack” (O’Reilly, 2019)

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