AiA 263: The JAM in JAMstack with Tara Z. Manicsic

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In this episode of Adventures in Angular the panel interviews Tara Manicsic. Tara is an Angular Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify. Tara explains what she does at Netlify. She explains what Netlify is and introduces the topic for today’s episode, JAMstack. She explains what services Netlify offers and the packages they offer.

She explains that the JAM in JAMstack stands for JavaScript API Markup, which outlines the best practices of a JAMstack architecture. During her explanation of JAMstack and the benefits of a microservice architecture, she references Smashing Magazine and their switch to JAMstack.

Tara overviews each letter of JAM and how they affect JAMstack. J or Javascript refers to the use of a JavaScript language, like Angular and others. Tara lists the API’s one might use for the A in JAM. The panel discusses the M or Markup. Markup serves up fast and safe prerendered content. Tara explains what prerender means and it makes the content safer and the sites faster. Tara then overviews the entire JAMstack process and explains atomic deployment.

The panel considers how JAMstack is picking up in the Angular ecosystem. Tara outlines a few of the benefits seen when using JAMstack and the panel considers the possible use cases. She shares a few real-life examples of the success seen when JAMstack is used in an enterprise application.


  • Brian Love
  • Shai Reznik


  • Tara Z. Manicsic

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What is Netlify?

Netlify is a platform that lets you go from local development to global deployment.

What is JAMstack?

The JAM stands for JavaScript API’s Markup, this is a new way to orchestrate these together to make things faster, safer and with a better workflow.

What is the JAMstack process?

Deliver your content using globally distributed CDN’s, nodes and CMS for holding delivering your content easier, then use API’s, serverless functions, and webhooks to make your site dynamic, then establish a git workflow for a continuous immutable and atomic deployment process.

What are the benefits of using a JAMstack?

It is cheaper, faster and scaling is simple.

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