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Jamstacked Issue 1

Welcome to JAMstacked

Published: Mar 17, 2020



#1 — March 17, 2020

✦ web version

Hi 👋. Welcome to the first issue of JAMstacked. The goal of this newsletter is to keep you up-to-date in the new and fast moving JAMstack ecosystem. As someone who has been involved since the early days of "static sites", I hope to provide you not just with the latest info, but with the context you need to make use of it.

— Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's good

New to JAMstack? Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
One of the best resources if you are looking for an overview of what the JAMstack is and how to begin using it. Plus, it’s been updated for 2020.

Mathieu Dionne

Is JAMstack All Branding and Little Substance?
JAMstack has recently been accused of being just fancy buzzword branding, but is there actual substance behind the term? I share my thoughts on why I think there is.

Brian Rinaldi

JAMstack: The Cornerstone of Modern-day Web Development
Another fantastic JAMstack overview that does a good job of explaining the why and looking at how to pitch it to your company or clients.

Denis Kostrzewa

Data-Driven JAMstack with Sourcebit
Sourcebit is a new open source project helps connect JAMstack sites to data coming from a broad range of sources. In this tutorial, I explore what it is and how to use it.

Brian Rinaldi

The Perils of Rehydration: An Eye-Opening Realization about Gatsby and React
A good explanation of the mental models around rehydration in a React app that uses statically generated content with some server-side rendered components.

Josh Comeau

✂︎ Tools and Resources

  • JAMstack Themes — A useful list of themes and starters for building JAMstack sites that can be filtered by the supported generator, CMS and more.
  • RedwoodJS — A new opinionated, full-stack, serverless web application framework for building and deploying JAMstack applications.

❖ Tidbits

The "Jamuary" Series
Divya did a series of short posts - one every day of January - that cover a wide range of JAMstack related topics.

Divya Sasidharan

▶  That's My JAMstack
A fantastic podcast focused on the people building JAMstack. The latest episode features Denis Kostrzewa of Bejamas on JAMstack-first agencies, finding your stack, talking with clients and more.

Bryan Robinson podcast

I hope you enjoyed! Share any feedback or link suggestions with me on Twitter @remotesynth — Brian