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Move Your Website From The LAMP Stack To The JAMStack With The WebriQ APP

clock-iconMarch 31, 2020


Over the past five to ten years, there has been a wholesale reorientation occurring for the enterprise. Digital has been the enabler for much of this action, but the real driver has been a change in business practices that puts the customer at the center of the business relationship. In this new paradigm, being able to connect and engage with customers instantly becomes paramount, as does the need for fast feedback loops that allow product feature development and iteration.

IT systems have been going through a modernization process to meet these requirements, resulting in new architectural design patterns and infrastructure models including the use of multi-cloud providers and more composable, component-driven software development. On an organizational front, enterprises have employed more developers and are now competing for top talent, while also needing to reach new productivity gains rather than getting swamped in the complexity of too many autonomous teams.

This modernization process has also allowed businesses to connect to different systems through APIs, giving rise to an API economy in which external capabilities can be plugged into a company’s IT infrastructure. APIs also allow a business to create new mobile and digital products faster by reusing these components each time.

Customer expectations for product and feature development have also grown. Businesses need to have responsive websites that load fast and offer instant functionality in the browser. This has given rise to single-page applications and edge networks that allow caching of content close to customers.

The JAMStack (a modern web development architecture based on client-side JavaScript, reusable APIs, and prebuilt Markup) leverages these modernized IT systems and increased developer workforces to create always-on, highly performant web products.

A key ingredient of the JAMstack is a workflow.

WebriQ has opted to work exclusively with Netlify to give marketers, content writers, and content editors the right tools to seamlessly perform tasks within the workflow.

Using a Dev/Build/Edge platform approach, Netlify harnesses the power of the JAMstack to create a simplified and streamlined continuous delivery workflow so that there is always a single-point-of-truth for web products, including those in development and review. Content and code are drawn from git repositories during the build process and pre-rendered web products are then deployed to edge networks so that they are instantly accessible to customers as needed.

The JAMstack gives enterprises the superpowers they need to compete effectively and to meet customer demands in a digital era.

While Netlify provides the edge infrastructure you need, it is the JAMstack that gives your CTOs, CIOs, CMOs, the superpowers to become force-10 multipliers driving your enterprise’s customer relationships and revenue opportunities.

How WebriQ GLUE and Netlify Superpower your Enterprise

Talent attraction

WebriQ has a large pool of talent that has extensive experience in the JAMStack. This will avoid going into a costly learning curve. Being built on a modern stack, enterprises are better able to recruit and retain additional development talent, if and when required. Dreaded platforms like Drupal and Wordpress are avoided, and DevOps is basically outsourced to Netlify and WebriQ.


Enterprises can outpace competitors. Digital innovation can come to market faster, and new ideas can be tested in production without impacting a monolithic codebase. Changes are easily rolled back if requiring further iteration. New web products can be spun up quickly and successful features from one deployment can be instantly applied across a product suite.


The workflow hierarchy includes the opportunity to preview prototypes that share exact replicas of how the product is rendered online or on mobile and can be discussed before sign off. This occurs within the workflow. Developers get real feedback about their work without having to incorporate comments made on multiple versions of their drafts in staging environments.

The JAMStack Era Begins Now

Enterprises need the JAMstack to make their investments pay off. The IT modernization and reorientation process in itself has not been enough to improve the competitive strength of enterprises. The adoption of new C-suite skills and business management models that leverage user-focused design and data collection have not been enough to speed up product development to meet customer demand. Larger developer workforces in the enterprise have not been enough to increase productivity and streamline operations. For many forward-thinking enterprises, IT modernization, digitally-oriented management models, and a developer workforce are now in place. The JAMstack is the new digital workflow that can now utilize these core fundamentals to generate 10X enhancements in product development velocity. And with Netlify as your JAMstack infrastructure provider, you can enforce a management model that harnesses:

  • Consistent IT oversight on the use of developer tools, APIs, and frameworks
  • A single-point-of-truth for all web applications (those in production and in development/staging)
  • Simplified, automated workflows

Customers can engage with an enterprise at any time, wherever they are, through Netlify’s application delivery network that serves up pre-rendered, dynamic, and secure web products instantly. Application monitoring and server performance are handled by the application delivery network and an infrastructure-as-code automated approach. Data can inform product design and iteration, with new features previewed internally and pushed to production in a single workflow, using a common toolchain. Unsuccessful or outdated features can be rolled back easily, while revenue-enhancing features can be deployed instantly across an enterprise’s entire product range. Frontend developers are attracted to and want to work with Netlify and other JAMstack tools. That means enterprises using JAMstack technologies can recruit and retain talented developers who want to build products, not infrastructure.

The WebriQ JAMStack Application

WebriQ has been building Jamstack websites for almost four years and is considered as one of the pioneers in using the JAMStack in commercial deployments. With over 250 projects under our belt, we are an experienced team of developers solely focused on JAMStack websites, web applications and progressive web applications (PWA).

One of the challenges of the JAMStack is that the stack is not monolithic, so there are many various frameworks to choose from, many Static Site generators to choose from, many publishing platforms to choose, many API’s to choose from and many automation to choose. It kind of needs to be glued together with some initial choices to be made at the start of each project.

WebriQ has made these fundamental choices for you;

  • A GIT based workflow
  • React-based Static Site Generator (GatsbyJS)
  • A headless CMS approach with Sanity
  • Micro and serverless services for Forms and other interactive applications
  • Most common APIs available from services like Algolia, Stripe, etc.
  • Netlify for builds and publishing websites and web application

All our expertise has been bundled into a React-based WEB APPLICATION. Through the WebriQ APP, you can

  • Provision any JAMStack website
  • Change code on any JAMStack website through a GIT workflow
  • Content management and update any JAMStack website
  • Publish any JAMStack website through Netlify
  • ADD serverless Forms to any JAMStack website
  • ADD an SSL certificate to any JAMStack website
  • ADD collaborators (like editors or developers) to any JAMStack website
  • Redirect your JAMStack to multiple Top Level Domains
  • Track your web visitors through integrated WebriQ analytics

Seeing and using is believing

We have worked very hard in the last months, to give writers, editors, and basically anyone that is involved in updating and managing content on a website the chance to experience a Content Management System (CMS) for the JAMstack.

Go to WebriQ Sandbox invite. You will receive an email with all the login details for your WebriQ Sandbox account. The Sandbox account is an exact replica of what a live website will look like, and it is an exact replica of how you will be able to manage, update and publish content on your website. All this without the stress of breaking the code or breaking the bank. Just write away, and let us know what you think.