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The Jamstacked Newsletter has a New Home
The Jamstacked Newsletter has a New Home
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Thanks to Cooper Press for hosting it these recent years. Look for future newsletters through CFE                                      
TheJam.dev 2024 - A Free, 2-day Virtual WebDev Conference
TheJam.dev 2024 - A Free, 2-day Virtual WebDev Conference
Remote Synthesis
We're less than a week away from the best event of the year. Ok, I'm biased, but take a look.                                      
What is Jamstack in 2024?
What is Jamstack in 2024?
Remote Synthesis
All good things must come to an end and so, most likely, must my annual Jamstack update. But what have we lost in the process?
What to Expect for Developers in 2024 (My Predictions)
What to Expect for Developers in 2024 (My Predictions)
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I make my (not so bold) predictions for 2024 around web development, AI, developer events and DevRel.
Updating Your Netlify Functions to 2.0
Updating Your Netlify Functions to 2.0
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Netlify Functions 2.0 offer some important improvements, but, to take advantage of them, you'll need to make some simple updates.
Building a (Virtual) Events Site
Building a (Virtual) Events Site
Remote Synthesis
What does it take to build and run a site that hosts virtual events? Let's dig into how mine is set up.
6 Years and 180 (Virtual) Events Later...
6 Years and 180 (Virtual) Events Later...
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Six years ago this week, I almost accidentally started a community around virtual events for developers.
Adding a Mailing List Subscription with Mailjet and Netlify Functions
Adding a Mailing List Subscription with Mailjet and Netlify Functions
Remote Synthesis
Mailing lists are expensive! Let's get set up on a cheaper option using Mailjet and a serverless function.
Lifting Off with Astro ??
Lifting Off with Astro ??
Remote Synthesis
Let's take a look at how Astro can help you build apps with less JavaScript and better performance.                                      
Is Jamstack Officially Finished?
Is Jamstack Officially Finished?
Remote Synthesis
Do recent changes mean the end of the term Jamstack? Unfortunately, it looks like a yes.                                      
The Art of the CFP: Getting Your Session Accepted
The Art of the CFP: Getting Your Session Accepted
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The Call for Papers (CFP) process can be a difficult rite of passage for many developers looking to speak at conferences. These tips should help you succee...
Full-stack Web Apps Without React
Full-stack Web Apps Without React
Remote Synthesis
There are a ton of options for full stack web frameworks that don't use React. Let's explore some of them and why they are each unique.
The Price Developers Pay for Loving Their Tools Too Much
The Price Developers Pay for Loving Their Tools Too Much
Remote Synthesis
Developers are passionate about their tools - sometimes to a fault. There is value in being open to change and new directions.
Can DevRel Be Done Without Twitter?
Can DevRel Be Done Without Twitter?
Remote Synthesis
Twitter has been around pretty much since the beginning of developer relations. Are the two permanently linked?
What Netlify's Acquisition of Gatsby Really Means
What Netlify's Acquisition of Gatsby Really Means
Remote Synthesis
It's not about the framework. It's about crossing the streams (of data)                                      
The State of Developer Conferences
The State of Developer Conferences
Remote Synthesis
Developer conferences still don't appear to be back at full strength, and that may just be a new reality.
Getting Started with Serverless Edge - Exploring the Options
Getting Started with Serverless Edge - Exploring the Options
Remote Synthesis
There are a lot of options when it comes to edge functions, let's explore what they are and how they are different.
Lessons Learned from Having My Identity Stolen
Lessons Learned from Having My Identity Stolen
Remote Synthesis
I am no expert, but here are some things I learned from having my identity stolen this week.                                      
What is Jamstack in 2023?
What is Jamstack in 2023?
Remote Synthesis
Yes, it's become extremely vague but the term still retains some value for developers.                                      
Does the Serverless Edge Live Up to the Hype?
Does the Serverless Edge Live Up to the Hype?
Remote Synthesis
A lot of promises have been made about the serverless edge. Does it meet them?                                      
Moving from Jekyll to Astro
Moving from Jekyll to Astro
Remote Synthesis
After many years it's time to move to a new site generator.                                      
What is the Jamstack in 2022?
What is the Jamstack in 2022?
Remote Synthesis
2021 was a year of big changes in the Jamstack. A year ago, we were struggling a bit wit                                      
Tips For Running Your First Virtual Conference
Tips For Running Your First Virtual Conference
Remote Synthesis
It can sometimes appear from the outside that running a virtual conference is easy. Just hook up Zoom to a streaming service and you're done. About a mo...
Thinking in Jamstack
Thinking in Jamstack
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I feel like one of the difficulties that many developers face when considering adopting the Jamstack is that it requires a change in your mental model of how to build an application. This often results in a potentially misapplied belief that Jamstack is just for building simple applications. You'll ...
What Is the Jamstack in 2021?
What Is the Jamstack in 2021?
Remote Synthesis
2020 was a terrible year for a lot of things but it was a pretty good year for the Jamstack. We not only saw a lot of startups in the Jamstack space getting massive funding, but also big companies jumping in as well. For example, Microsoft launched Azure Static Web Apps and, more recently, Cloudflar...
The Best Kept Secret for Free Developer Education
The Best Kept Secret for Free Developer Education
Remote Synthesis
Just about 3 years ago, before the pandemic forced us all to go virtual, I launched a site with the goal of hosting free, virtual meetups (and occassional virtual workshops). Since then, thousands of developers have attended one of the almost 70 sessions I've hosted. However, despite the hundreds of...
Submitting Netlify Forms Using JavaScript
Submitting Netlify Forms Using JavaScript
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Netlify Forms make it incredibly easy to handle form submissions. In many cases all you need to do is simply need to give your form a name, add data-netlify="true" to your form element and you're done. Netlify will detect the form on build and save any form submissions. You can view the data under t...
Tips for Running Virtual Meetups and Events
Tips for Running Virtual Meetups and Events
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The spread of the Coronavirus has caused a lot of events to cancel and has forced event and meetup organizers to consider moving their events online. But many of the skills and tools that people use to run IRL events don't easily translate to online events. In addition, there are a myriad of options...
The J in JAMstack Does Not Stand for React (or Angular, Vue, Svelte, etc.)
The J in JAMstack Does Not Stand for React (or Angular, Vue, Svelte, etc.)
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Once upon a time, I was asked to present the best static site generators for JavaScript developers. I painstakingly went through each of the available options at the time and then got to the end where I revealed which one I recommended. The answer: none of them. Compared to the other options at the ...
Is JAMstack All Branding and Little Substance?
Is JAMstack All Branding and Little Substance?
Remote Synthesis
Last week, when asked for to share a contrarian position, Nicole Sullivan posted something that drew a lot of people's attention: JAMStack is 99.9% branding and .1% substance. �� https://t.co/nxoEVQ43oE— Nicole Sullivan (@stubbornella) February 9, 2020 Needless to say, the people who love to hate...
Thoughts on the State of JS Survey
Thoughts on the State of JS Survey
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The latest State of JS survey results are out. As always, survey results need to be taken with a grain of salt. There is always a bit of selection bias involved in these sorts of surveys whereby certain groups tend to be far more likely to respond. These concerns are somewhat reinforced by the surve...
Why I am Excited to Join Stackbit!
Why I am Excited to Join Stackbit!
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I have been passionate about what we now call the JAMStack since about 2014 - back then it was more like the MStack to be honest. I started out building sites with Jekyll and then Hugo and then tried out a long list of other similar tools. The benefits for sites were obvious - faster and more secure...
Saying Goodbye to Telerik and Progress
Saying Goodbye to Telerik and Progress
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I met Burke Holland at the first ever O'Reilly Fluent conference in San Francisco. He worked for a Bulgarian company named Telerik and saw me speak at a pre-conference session about Adobe's new open web focus (those were the days). We hit it off quickly - on my part, I invited him to write for the A...



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