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Jamstacked Issue 47

What *is* the Jamstack in 2022?

Published: Jan 20, 2022

Your update on all things Jamstack

#​47 — January 20, 2022
✦ web version

Things move fast in the world of web development, it feels like you are always playing catch up. For me, I'm hoping 2022 will be a year that I get to explore some new tools in and around the Jamstack.

Two tools firmly in the Jamstack that I want to explore are Astro and Eleventy (with Slinkity). In the around Jamstack category, I have been very curious about Svelte and SvelteKit as well as Remix (now that it is open source and free). What are you looking to try this year?

Be sure to join me as I emcee TheJam.dev in less than a week. It's two days of amazing speakers all about Jamstack and it's free.

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's good

What is The Jamstack in 2022?
As you’ve heard me say more times than I can remember, a lot changed in the Jamstack in 2021. This also meant a lot of additional complexity without any additional clarity in what is and isn’t Jamstack. These are my thoughts on where Jamstack should head in 2022.

Brian Rinaldi

Remix vs Next.js
While this is a comparison written by the Remix team, it seems open about its methodology and tries to be fair in its comparison. The comparison (and sometimes implicit criticism) of Jamstack has been a Remix talking point – not entirely unfairly either.

Ryan Florence

Announcing The Astro Technology Company
Astro becomes the latest Jamstack tool to be backed by a venture-funded company. The new Astro Technology Company raised a $7M seed round to build out Astro, but promises to keep the project MIT licensed.

Fred K. Schott

✂︎ Tools and Resources

❖ Tidbits

A Guide to Building a Blog in Eleventy
Want to get started with Eleventy? A blog is a great starter project and Ray walks you through the process in detail using content stored in Markdown files.

Raymond Camden

SSGs Through the Ages: The ‘Before Jekyll’ Era
I love posts like this that explore how we came to be where we are today. This series explores the innovative history of static site generators.

Mike Neumegen

Shapeup Jamstack Site Performance
Some techniques for ensuring your Jamstack site performs well, including using some GitHub actions to ensure that you hit minimum Lighthouse performance scores on any PR.

Artem Denysov

Add Less
A short but sweet post by Cassidy. As developers, we love to add our tools and libraries, but it can often mean overloading an app with more than it really needs and making it slow. So, add less.

Cassidy Williams

Thank you for reading. — Brian