Spotlight: JAMstack
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  • 2020-03-20 00:00:00 2020-03-20 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: JAMstack Toronto FITC
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Presentation

Overview

JAMStack or static sites have offered all kinds of benefits from performance to security, but one of the key things that has held them back is the content creation/editing experience. The tools authors were used to in WordPress of any standard CMS were absent leaving content creators to author content using tools they were unfamiliar and uncomfortable with. No longer. An array of new tools, from free and open source to paid services, have matured to a point that they have become a viable alternative.

In this session, we’ll look at the evolution of content management tools for static sites and JAMstack and explore the tools available today that are ready to take on traditional CMS.

Objective

Let’s look at how new tools in the JAMstack ecosystem are enabling an experience that can compete with the traditional CMS.

Target Audience

JAMstack developers or the JAMstack curious

Assumed Audience Knowledge

General web development experience. Experience with CMS systems is beneficial.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. How content management for static sites/JAMstack evolved
  2. What is a headless CMS
  3. The difference between git-based CMS and API-first headless CMS
  4. Popular open source and commercial headless CMS options
  5. New open source and commercial tools that improve the content management experience