Jamstack, previously stylized as JAMStack, is a web development architecture pattern[1] and solution stack. The acronym "JAM" stands for JavaScript, API and Markup (generated by a static site generator) and was coined by Matt Biilmann in 2015.[2] The idea of combining the use of JavaScript, APIs and markup has existed since the beginnings of HTML5.[3][4]

In Jamstack websites, the application logic typically resides on the client side (for example, an embedded e-commerce checkout service that interacts with pre-rendered static content), without being tightly coupled to a backend server. Jamstack sites are usually served with a Git-based or headless CMS.[2][5]

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Named "stacks"


  1. ^ "What is Jamstack?". Jamstack.org.
  2. ^ a b Cardoza, Christine (2020-07-06). "Jamstack brings front-end development back into focus". SD Times. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  3. ^ Schmitt, Christopher; Simpson, Kyle (2011-11-14). HTML5 Cookbook. "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". ISBN 978-1-4493-9679-4.
  4. ^ Pecoraro, Christopher; Gambino, Vincenzo (2021-05-07). Jumpstart Jamstack Development: Build and deploy modern websites and web apps using Gatsby, Netlify, and Sanity. Packt Publishing Ltd. pp. 2–7. ISBN 978-1-80020-590-1.
  5. ^ Biilmann, Mathias (2019). Modern Web development on the JAMstack : modern techniques for ultra fast sites and web applications. Phil Hawksworth. Sebastopol, CA. ISBN 9781492058564. OCLC 1123220815.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)