The internet is a world of constant change, new frameworks and new architectures are introduced all the time. The word JAMStack was coined by Netflix in 2017. It was introduced as alternative to the LAMP (Linux, APache, MySQL, and PHP) and MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js) stacks.
The website is then served as static HTML files. The static pages can be generated from Markdown using a SSG.
Now that you understand a bit about JAMStack let's take a look at why people use it, it's benefits.
This comes as no surprise, JAMStack websites are very fast. HTML is generated in advance, and database queries are elimanated. Fast loading times helps reduce visitors bounce rate.
A fast website is often favoured by search engines. Using JAMStack to develop your blog can help imrove your SEO.
Hosting JAMStack is very cheap, close to nothing. There're many hosting providers that offer free hosting for static sites.
There are about 457 static site generators out there, YES 457 of them and it can confusing to choose. I'll introduce you to some of them.
It is reactjs based and it uses GraphQL to fetch data. Gasby has an advantage over the other SSG because of it's active ecosystem and rich documentation.
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