Ample is all in on the Jamstack

The rise of the Jamstack methodology represents an ideological shift in how websites are built, deployed, and maintained. See why we’ve shifted to a model of static-site generation.

Future-proof

Aging software turns into technical debt. Jamstack means that the single dev who originally built it, is not the only one who can fix it.

Better performance

Smartphone adoption has made speed the top priority. Jamstack means faster loads with less latency and more cacheability.

Reduced cost

Monolithic apps are complicated and have single points of failure. Jamstack cuts complexities and dependencies.

Better security

Dynamic applications need routine maintenance to remain operable. Jamstack means we can avoid that kind of stress.

Jamstack Conference 2020

This is a virtual event celebrating the next generation of web apps, where the Jamstack community and ecosystem comes together to learn, connect and create. And this year we’re honored that two of our own will be speaking.

Taylor MacDonald, Ample’s CTO
October 6, 5:20pm ET

Migrating to Netlify, One Page at a Time

Taylor MacDonald, Ample’s CTO, is presenting a lightning talk that helps you avoid disaster, using a gradual migration strategy.

Becky Blank, Ample’s Director of Technical Operations
October 6, 6pm ET

Selling the Jamstack: Agency Edition

Becky Blank, Ample’s Director of Technical Operations is leading a client-focused discussion with examples of success and common pitfalls.

Crossroads Home page
Featured work

Preaching a more sustainable model

Crossroads is a church for people who don’t like church. They’re also the fastest growing church in the U.S. They need a high-performing, future proof site that can grow, and grow. 

“Our job is in part education. What benefits will this bring? What does it mean to deploy a static site? What’s the effect on the current architecture and how do we get there? Ample was able to translate all of this and in turn, deliver a solution that ticked all the boxes in speed, performance and security. Plus it simplified the code base, allowing them to staff their dev team more effectively.” 
– Taylor MacDonald, Ample CTO

How the Jamstack works

Before the Jamstack

Without the Jamstack methodology, when you type in a site URL, your browser asks the web server for content. That web server communicates with an application server running an application like Drupal or WordPress. It connects to a database, runs the content through HTML templates, and then returns the resulting HTML to your browser.

Sound complicated? That’s exactly what it is. Also, this complexity makes your site slow and vulnerable to security breaches.

After the Jamstack

With the Jamstack, all the dynamic work was performed during a build process. When you type in a Jamstack site URL in your browser, all your browser will have to do is download an HTML file. 

That’s not complex. It also makes your site both fast and risk averse.

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