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Build Better Faster Websites: the New Dynamic 1/5 The Year ahead for JAMstack

The Year ahead for JAMstack 2018 was an emergent year for JAMstack and I think we'll see more mainstr
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Build Better Faster Websites: the New Dynamic 1/5 The Year ahead for JAMstack
By Bud Parr • Issue #86 • View online
The Year ahead for JAMstack
2018 was an emergent year for JAMstack and I think we’ll see more mainstream adoption of the methodologies many of us call home. We’ve seen many new players in the ecosystem this year: There were 18 new headless CMSs listed on headlesscms.org, and 38 new static site generators on staticgen.com. I don’t expect the same pace this year. The sheer number of existing tools doesn’t seem to stop new entrants, but I do expect we’ll see the top players maturing (including more traditional CMSs becoming headless) and feature sets improving, leaving fewer gaps to fill. A few years ago a new Javascript SSG would meet with excitement, but more recent entrants have not had much fervor, and often not even much mention, whereas existing tools like Gatsby seem to be on everyone’s mind.
This past year we’ve seen funding announcements for Gatsby, Contentful, Netlify, Sanity.io, and others, and by all indications, the VC world is looking closely for opportunities here. With good reason. We’ve moved from “JAMstack is fine for blogs” to “How can I solve X with JAMstack” and we’re seeing adoption among some of the largest companies in the world as well as an increasing number of agencies and use-cases. 
2019 Will be the Year of DEV UX
I expect this year we’ll see more tools and methods to ease adoption; tools like Stackbit—which provides an interface for assembling a front-end stack—will fundamentally change the ability for less-technical web shops to adopt JAMstack, and, similarly, interface-driven tools to enable serverless functionality will fill the capability gap for JAMstack sites.  We’ll see new entrants in this space and even better offerings from companies like AWS with their Amplify offering, Google with Firebase, and Cloudflare.
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Events
(1/24 - NYC) Master Serverless! + Dynamic Generators | JAMstack.nyc
The Most Popular Links from 2018
Delivering Modern Website Experiences: The Journey to a Content Mesh | GatsbyJS
Off with their heads — the rise of the modern CMS – Netlify – Medium
Blocks - Give Your Editors the Power to Build Pages | Forestry.io
How to Choose the Best Static Site Generator in 2018 - Snipcart
Front-end
devmode.fm podcast: Sanity.io
JAMstack: The Cornerstone of Modern-day Web Development - Bejamas Blog
News
Past Event
Static Site Generators
Gatsby
How Gatsby scales with your expertise & scope – Blog | LekoArts
Gridsome
Vue.js & GraphQL Tutorial: Tying Airtable Data to a Gridsome App - Snipcart
Hugo
Firestore Functions Hugo Auto Generate Content using Git Commits
Firestore Functions Hugo Auto Generate Content using Git Commits
Vuepress
Tools and Services
Aerobatic - Announcing the i18n plugin
Introducing the new Editor for Portable Text
Thanks!
Most of the things here have been posted and talked about in our Slack community: thenewdynamic.slack.com
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