There’s another part of JAMStack where you should use microservices which is a good idea. I like using APIs to extend and request information in my site. Exposing them makes the world better for everyone, and can enable some cool interactivity. In fact I wish more sites would provide cool APIs since it seems like the golden age of integration of everything by everyone is over because of the bad actors.
I don’t think my site is special among the millions of other blogs out there. I think these ideas are wildly practiced and were practiced in the past. In fact I would argue that JAMStack isn’t really a new concept. It’s AJAX, or progressively loading data as you need it to make a better experience. JAMStack fundamentally seems to come down to load as little as you can over the network, and make make as few requests as possible. That’s not new, its good performance engineering. As are most things in JAMStack, it’s just another buzzword to sell to developers to build up their resumes. It’s nice to be able to encourage slim applications and static hosting. It’s a reduction in bloat.
As for me, I won’t be moving my hosting and will stick with my current old school host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net, because they are reliable and most people don’t need more. Plus it’s nice to support a company that tries to support as open a web as possible. (Not an ad or sponsored I just like them).