A presentation at McrFRED in in Manchester, UK by Phil Hawksworth
The term JAMstack just means static website, doesn't it? Well… not quite. Although it sounds like yet another buzzword, it can be helpful as a way to talk about sites which can harness the power of a CDN, benefit from modern web development workflows, and leverage a world of microservices.
In this talk, we'll look a little closer at what this means and what possibilities it can unlock. We'll explore some of the features and ways of using Netlify to deliver things like infinite instant production environments, continuous deployments. And we'll work through an example of building dynamic features on static hosting infrastructure with Functions as a Service and content APIs.
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
An example of using forms, notifications, serverless functions, slack, and build hooks to create a comment and moderation.
A nice explanation of how to use Wordpress and its content API as the CMS for a JAMstack site.
This repository contains the tools to make the build image Netlify uses to build a site from git (for continuous deployment.)
You can also use the image this generates to test locally if you're having build issues.
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