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Web development market will likely be dominated by Jamstack

Raghuraj Balasubramaniam

Software Developer

It's likely you already know that the web development industry has a sizable portion of the IT market share. According to the data, in 2022, the web development market is expected to be worth over $40 billion. New web development technologies and processes are regularly entering the market as the industry expands, and here we are going to have a look at one of them called Jamstack.

What does Jamstack mean?

JAMstack is a web development architecture using JavaScript, APIs, and Markup (JAM), and it is a way of building apps and websites, but not a specific technology.

Why use Jamstack?

A Jamstack architecture can provide numerous benefits to sites and project workflows, and it aims to improve the web's speed, security, and scalability. When it comes to developers' favorite tools and workflows, this is a great fit.

What makes Jamstack faster than other stacks and why is this important?

According to the data, when the site took longer than three seconds to load, 32% of users abandoned it, and that number rose to 90% when the load time exceeded five seconds. This is why page loading times have a direct impact on user experience and conversion.

Jamstack sites don't need to generate page views on a server at the time of a request because the pages are already built during the build process. A CDN close to the user's location makes it possible to get very high performance without needing infrastructure that is expensive or hard to set up.

What helps Jamstack be more secure?

The Jamstack cuts down on the number of servers and systems that need to be made more secure against attacks. This makes the site safer.

Reading-only hosting, made possible by serving pages and assets as pre-generated files, substantially reduces the attack surface. Suppliers with teams committed to safeguarding their specialized systems and delivering high levels of service can, on the other hand, supply dynamic tools and services.

How does Jamstack ensure scalability of the site?

Popular architectures handle large traffic loads by adding logic to cache popular views and resources. By default, the Jamstack includes this feature. When a website can be accessed entirely through a Content Delivery Network (CDN), there is no complicated logic or procedure to figure out what content can be cached and when.

Moreover, anything on Jamstack sites can be cached on a content delivery network. Simpler installations, built-in redundancy, and amazing load capacity are just a few of the benefits.

When discussing Jamstack, it's common to refer to a list of terms.

API, API Economy, Atomic deploys, CDN (Content Delivery Network), Client render, Decoupling, DPR (Distributed Persistent Rendering), Headless technology, Immutable deploys, Jamstack, Microservice, Pre-render / Pre-generate, Server render, Serverless, Static site generator

What is a static site generator?

A static site generator is a tool that turns raw data and a set of templates into a fully static HTML website. Simply, static site generators automate the work of creating individual HTML pages and getting these ready in advance to serve customers. The pre-built nature of these HTML pages benefits users' browsers by allowing them to load much faster. Some of the static site generators are listed below.

Next.js, Gatsby, Hugo, Nuxt, Sveltekit

What is a headless CMS?

Headless CMS is a content repository created from the bottom up to make material available via RESTful API or GraphQL API for display on any device. It's a back-end-only CMS.

With a headless CMS, you can manage all of your content in one location while still deploying it to any frontend of your choice. The APIs provided by the headless CMS can be used to add content to any system, software, or website. This is critical for omnichannel initiatives. Some of the headless CMSs are listed below.

Strapi, Ghost, Directus, Netlify CMS, Agility CMS


I hope this article can help you to understand the basic concept of Jamstack, if you are hearing the word Jamstack for the first time. Every technology and methodology has pros and cons, and Jamstack is no exception. However, the community is constantly improving and solving many problems, and I believe Jamstack has enormous potential.

Since we are focusing on building futuristic apps, we work closely with Jamstack at Chanmax and encourage people to build apps in this modern way. As we said above, it is a solution that works well for everyone because it is scalable, secure, and cost-effective.

Many thanks for spending time with my work. For now, I'll try to update more frequently on Jamstack, but please feel free to ask me anything you'd like. In addition, if you have any suggestions for improving my writing, please let me know.

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Raghuraj Balasubramaniam

Software Developer

I’m leading the technology team to produce world-class, market-winning applications at Chanmax. I've had a crush on computers since I was 16 years old, which pushed me to learn more about computers and the IT sector. Initially, I wanted to be a robotics engineer. When I found out I had a passion for software development, I joined Uki and made it my career.

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