The New Stack Context: Serverless Web Content Delivery with JAMstack
There is a new architecture for frontend web development: JAMStack rethinks the current server-browser architecture, freeing the developer from fiddling with Apache, Linux or other aspects of backend support.
For this week’s episode of The New Stack Context podcast, we speak with Guillermo Rauch, founder and CEO of Vercel, which offers a JAMstack-based service that allows developers to simply push their code to git in order to update their web site or application. Key to this platform is an open source user interface framework created by Rauch, called Next.js, based on Facebook’s React, but tweaked to make it easier to build user interfaces not only for the developer but even for the designer.
On the benefit of using a managed JAMstack such as Vercel’s (over a traditional LAMP stack), Rauch noted that:
In our interview, we also discussed:
- The motivation for writing Next.js.
- How JAMStack differs from the typical server-browser model.
- The developer experience for Vercel.
- The importance of running a content delivery network for Vercel.
- The developer experience for cloud platforms.
Later in the show, we reviewed some of the top TNS stories and posts of the week, including:
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