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By Nicholas Rowe,

June 21, 2023

Advancing Web Security: JAMstack Versus Traditional Website Development

Once upon a time in the virtual universe, web developers had to struggle with server-side operations, direct databases, and mutable deployments. Then came the knight in shining armor, JAMstack, challenging the dragon of traditional web development. Let’s embark on this adventurous journey and reveal how JAMstack proves to be a game-changer in securing our digital kingdom.

The term JAMstack might sound like a tempting dish at your local café, but it’s indeed a delightful treat for the web development world. Standing for JavaScript, APIs, and Markup, JAMstack is a modern architecture that brings a new dawn to web security. Why, you ask? Let’s find out!

The Great Security Heist with JAMstack

Here’s how JAMstack turns the tables for web security:

  1. Limited Server-Side Operations: In JAMstack, most action sequences (read: operations) occur during the build process. It’s like doing a thorough rehearsal before the actual performance, reducing the real-time server-side drama and, thus, giving potential hackers less stage to enact their malicious script.
  2. No Database: A JAMstack website is akin to a well-rehearsed movie. It’s pre-rendered and doesn’t call for a direct database. This cuts out an opportunity for the villains (read: hackers) to exploit common database vulnerabilities.
  3. CDN-Delivered Content: In the JAMstack kingdom, content is served through Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). It’s like having your personal army delivering your messages, with benefits such as automatic traffic encryption and DDoS protection, ensuring the letters reach only the intended recipients.
  4. Immutable Deployments: Each deployment is a fresh start. This ensures that previous versions’ mischief doesn’t carry over to the new ones, making it a safer environment for your users.

The Epic Battle: JAMstack versus Traditional Web Development

Now let’s witness the epic battle of web development: JAMstack versus the traditional approach. Here’s how they stack up on the battlefield of security:

JAMstack versus Traditional Web Development

As the dust settles on the battlefield, it’s clear who holds the flag high. JAMstack emerges as the knight, bringing a new dawn of safety to the kingdom of web development. Its strengths, such as the absence of direct databases, CDN-delivered content, and immutable deployments, fortify the kingdom against common cyber threats.

As the story goes, the dragon of traditional web development practices is not entirely defeated, but the knight of JAMstack proves to be a worthy challenger, offering a safer haven for businesses. So, the next time you’re planning your digital strategy, remember to invite JAMstack to the round table. It might just be the knight you need to safeguard your digital kingdom.

Thinking about utilizing the power of JAMstack for your next project? Saigon Digital will get you covered. We can help transform your business in the digital landscape.

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Nicholas Rowe

Technical Director at Saigon Digital. I overlook all things techy and nerdy to make sure the delivery of all our projects run smoothly from a technical point of view. When I'm not staring at the computer screen, I can be found playing football for the famous Saigon Raiders.

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