What is a JAMstack?
The idea of the JAMstack evolved out of a response to the bloat of traditional content management systems. In a traditional website with a cms, content is stored in a database, queried by the application server, and assembled and displayed by the same. Every request to the website kicks off this process. When you add in the additional burden of user authentication, management, and all of the various additional processes that are added in, a traditional website architecture tends to be less performant for its simple function, getting content in front of users.
Enter the JAMstack site. Content management functions in a JAMstack sites are typically handled by a dedicated headless CMS. Content is queried from the CMS API during the build process of the site before the site is deployed to the CDN.
Advantages to a JAMstack Website
So, to sum up, JAMstack websites offer the following advantages over traditional CMS driven websites:
Security – JAMstack sites have a minimal security footprint, and don’t have the traditional attack vectors of a website based, monolithic CMS.
Less Expensive – We don’t have the expense of databases, application servers, or any of the traditional server architecture.
Scalable – CDNs can scale automatically, and are ready for web scale applications.
Here at Curious Minds, we develop and maintain JAMstack sites for a variety of clients, across several markets. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation, and find out if building a JAMstack site is the right decision for your business. We’ll guide you through the pros and cons, and get you a project plan that will get you on the right track.