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The Jamstack Book

Beyond static sites with JavaScript, APIs, and markup
Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi
  • MEAP began November 2020
  • Publication in October 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617298882
  • 250 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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Great to build your first Jamstack website! Drives you from choosing the correct framework to deployment and production.

Matej Strasek
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Jamstack = JavaScript, APIs, and Markup. Use established standard technologies to build super fast static websites without sacrificing rich, dynamic features.

Building websites with simple, straightforward standards can feel like a breath of fresh air. Jamstack sites use JavaScript, APIs, and Markup to create fast, dynamic pages without the overhead of heavyweight frameworks. The Jamstack Book is your essential guide to this exciting new web architecture. Written by renowned Jamstack experts Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi, it’s filled with real-world projects to develop and hone your skills.

about the technology

The Jamstack answers your need for site speed and simplicity in development. This modern web architecture combines client-side JavaScript, APIs, and pre-rendered Markup (the JAM in Jamstack) to give developers the quick load times of static websites without forfeiting any dynamic functionality. Secure and easy to maintain, Jamstack sites are naturally optimized for slower mobile connections and for search engines that prioritize speed.

about the book

The Jamstack Book is a comprehensive guide to developing standards-based static websites using JavaScript, APIs, and standard HTML markup. In this hands-on guide, you’ll build a new project each chapter, creating a portfolio of Jamstack-architecture sites that range from a simple blog to an eCommerce store.

Each new project teaches you important skills. You’ll learn how to lay out and generate a site, deploy to the cloud, and add dynamic features like user logins and search functionality. Along the way, you’ll try out a variety of lightweight tools, including Hugo, Jekyll, Eleventy, and Netlify. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be ready to build fast and secure static sites and migrate your existing websites to Jamstack!

what's inside

  • Use different static site generators to build websites
  • Deploy Jamstack sites with Hugo, 11ty, and Jekyll
  • Add dynamic capabilities like form processing and eCommerce
  • Enhance your Jamstack site with serverless capabilities
  • Integrate a CMS with a Jamstack site

about the reader

For web developers and CMS site developers.

about the author

Raymond Camden is a lead developer evangelist for HERE. He works on maps, geospatial stuff, JavaScript, and enterprise cat demos. He is the author of multiple books on web development and has been actively blogging and presenting for almost twenty years.

Brian Rinaldi is a developer advocate at StepZen. Brian has been involved in static site and Jamstack development since the early days, writing and speaking extensively on a range of related topics. Brian also serves as the editor of Jamstacked, a newsletter focused exclusively on the Jamstack community.

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The book explores a wide set of topic in the Jamstack space, showing how you can go beyond static sites into ones that are collaboratively built with dynamic components and more!

Alex Lucas

Finally, a book that covers a wide array of next generation content management systems.

Sheik Uduman

Every chapter is a bite-sized, easily digestible chunk that you can apply in the real world immediately.

Jon Cook

Finally a book that addresses Jamstack core principles at depth while steering clear of the marketing bandwagon.

Anshuman Purohit

Learn why Jamstack is important and then learn to implement a static site in literally 20 minutes!

Amit Lamba

An enjoyable exploration of static site generators based on the Jamstack architecture.

George Thomas
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