Episode 264

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


November 5th, 2019

40 mins 9 secs

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About this Episode

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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