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Jamstacked Issue 94

Tension and the future of Jamstack

Published: Nov 30, 2023

Your Jamstack update

#​94 — November 30, 2023
✦ web version

Does the Jamstack term still have value? Can the community around it be revived by refocusing the term on some of its original and unique core values? Zach Leatherman, creator of Eleventy, believes so and it is putting this belief into action via his blog post and The Future of Jamstack web site.

I am interested to see where this leads. On the one hand, the community seems to have dispersed largely into framework specific communities on Discord, but I also think the term still describes something unique, from a web architecture perspecive, that we don't currently have a better term for.

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's Good

The Tension and Future of Jamstack
Zach, the creator of Eleventy, discusses what to do with Jamstack now that Netlify has largely moved on from the term. He believes the term still has a lot of value in describing something unique, if it can be refocused on some of its core values. He also announced a new site, The Future of Jamstack that is offering opportunities for folks interested to get involved.

Zach Leatherman

React Panel: Frontend Should Embrace React Server Components
A panel of developers from Meta, Vercel, Redwood and others discuss React server components and server actions in relation to the traditional SPA model and whether Next.js is the only path to adoption.

Loraine Lawson

Netlify Image CDN Now in Beta
Netlify announced a new image CDN offering that allows you to resize, crop, and reformat any image. It is free to use during the beta period.


✂︎ Tools, Resources & More...

  • Astro 4.0 Beta Release – The big change announced so far is a move from Vite 4 to Vite 5 but they plan for other currently experimental features to be stable by this release.
  • 11st-Starter-Kit – An Eleventy starter project powered by Vite, Tailwind, and Alpine.js.
  • Jekyll Docker – Docker image to deploy Jekyll v4.3.2 on GitHub Pages.
  • Screenshot to Code – A neural network designed to try to turn screenshots into static web sites.
  • Living on the Edge – A presentation by Erica Pisani covering what the edge is and how it might be able to help improve your application performance.


Introduction to HTMX
HTMX is an interesting framework that is designed to be lightweight and dependency free but still provide the fundamental building blocks for a web app. This post walks through getting started.


'I’m In An Open Relationship with Remix'
Paul argues that perhaps Remix’s funding (it was acquired by Shopify) gives it more freedom as it isn’t tied to a particular cloud offering and other reasons why he thinks it is worth your attention.

Paul Scanlon

Updating Your Netlify Functions to 2.0
If you have older Netlify Functions, this just walks you through the admittedly simple steps you’ll need to update them to work with Functions 2.0.

Brian Rinaldi

A Minimal Dependency-Free Translation System for Next.js
How to set up a translation system for Next.js that is much more lightweight, but also less full-featured, than next-intl.

Thomas Ledoux

Thanks for reading. — Brian