JAM STACK the Web Development Revolution
By Philippe Bodart | Created on July 11, 2018
Last but not least, moving from server-side to client-side, especially combined with serverless computing, is way more secure than traditional server-based approaches because simply there is no server and therefore no attack vector. You don‘t need to patch anything because the code runs in the browser and not on your machines. This way of building websites and web apps is increasingly referred to as JAMstack applications: we’re not talking about specific operating systems and web servers anymore, but rather about creating a new development architecture, a new way of building websites and apps that delivers better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and a better user experience.
With these advancements in technology, how has the web experience for the end user been impacted?
Websites and web applications now have teams behind them, often large teams comprised of: designers, developers, UI/UX specialists, ecommerce specialists, SEO/SEM specialists, project managers, content producers and more. A whole industry has been created, called ‘User Experience’ or UX. It’s an industry dedicated to creating user-friendly design and experiences. With the advancement of mobile technology and the infrastructure to keep us connected, we now have access to data faster than ever before. This has changed and continues to change the way we do just about everything. It’s changed not only our behavior but also our expectations. These expectations are now very high - we expect our web experience to be super fast, dynamic and highly interactive.
How can your company benefit from this web development revolution?
In this rapid changing web development environment, it is hard to keep up with all the changes, especially when you do not have an internal team that can support your web and digital marketing efforts. It is important to have access to a pool of competencies and people that can design and develop your website or web application and give it the right look and feel that potential customers will be attracted by it. You need access to people that can help you create the needed visibility for your website and can produce the necessary content to enable viewers and customers to easily find you on the Internet. You need a team of forward thinking developers and designers that can make an impact on how your viewers and customers experience your website or web application.