Episode 234

234 JSJ JAMStack with Brian Douglas and Matt Christensen


October 19th, 2016

47 mins 9 secs

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About this Episode

1:00 Intro to guests Brian Douglas and Matt Christensen

2:20 Definition of JAMStack

8:12 JAMStack and confusion over nomenclature

12:56 JAMStack and security, reliability and performance

17:05 Example of traffic spike for company Sphero

18:26 Meaning of hyperdynamic

20:35 Future and limits of JAMStack technology

26:01 Controlling data and APIs versus using third parties

28:10 Netlify.com and JAMStack

31:16 APIs, JavaScript framework and libraries recommended to start building on JAMStack

35:13 Resources and examples of JAMStack: netlify.comNetlify blogJAMStack radioJAMStack SF Meetup


“I think in the next couple of years we’re going to see the limits being pushed a lot for what you can do with this.” - Matt

“Today we’re starting to see really interesting, really large projects getting built with this approach.” - Matt

“If you can farm 100% of your backend off to third parties, I feel like that really limits a lot of the interesting things you can do as a developer.” - Brian


Early History of Smalltalk (Jamison)

React Rally 2016 videos (Jamison)

FiveStack.computer (Jamison)

Falsehoods programmers believe about time (Aimee)

Nodevember conference (Aimee)

48 Days Podcast (Charles)

Fall of Hades by Richard Paul Evans (Charles)

Jon Benjamin Jazz (Brian)

RailsConf 2016 (Brian)

React Native (Brian)

Book of Ye Podcast (Brian)

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson (Matt)

Sequoia Capital website

Sphero website

Isomorphic rendering on the Jam Stack by Phil Hawksworth


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