This is a guest post by Charles Ouellet, co-founder of Snipcart.
If you’re reading this blog, you know static web development is trendy, to say the least. Unless you just got out of a years-long meditation retreat in a cave with no Internet. If that’s your case, well, hum, welcome back!
At Snipcart, our developer-first shopping cart platform, we’ve been diving into static site generators and related tools for 2+ years now. And we believe they are the next big thing.
And he’s right:
There’s nothing “undesirable” or “uninteresting” about the modern static websites & apps developers are pushing online. It’s in fact quite the opposite.
As a community, we need to give this new paradigm a name worthy of its actual value, and that’s exactly what the JAMstack is.
But this post isn’t a philosophical essay on the benefits of the API economy and the modular development approach. It’s about putting together a killer e-commerce workflow that ticks all of the boxes on the JAMstack checklist:
- Entire site on a CDN
- Atomic deploys
- Instant cache invalidation
- Everything lives in Git
- Automated builds
So today, I’m going to show you how to build an API-centric, fast and secure e-commerce project in 5 simple steps. And I’m going to use the right JAMstack tools to do so.
Let’s do it!