Website development has been long known as based on the content management system with WordPress. With the great confidence of freedom of managing content, the flexibility of styling the design with the available templates and adding functionality by using plugins the content management system has always been a one-for-all solution where your front-end and the back-end has been built on the same platform. This traditional stack has been long known as Monolithic architecture. Have you been wondering that if everything has been so easygoing, what was the problem with this technology? And what if not a uni-platform or structure what else then?
We will be replying to all such queries today in this blog and the detail of the monolithic and microservices approaches in today’s web industry. Since we have talked about Jamstack technology earlier and how and why is it important for web development for individuals and businesses, its time to drill a little more into this modern stack web development with the actual back-end approach behind the Jamstack technology and using headless CMS and Static site generators for websites.
All of us must have heard, seen or worked on WordPress for building our very first website, with freedom of choosing a theme, managing pages, posts, content and more. If not through WordPress there must be other CMS serving us as back-end and front-end known as monolithic approach. This old stack has been using PHP, HTML and CSS for the website designing and back-end functionalities and features. That’s the very basic approach of development and programming that involves lengthy codes being written at the backend.
The monolithic approach is although a one for all approach but it was not secure since the data was exposed to SQL injections and the hacking of the data was easier. The single management i.e. design and the back-end makes the website and apps slower as it takes a longer time to load everything. Any change in the data, content or back-end may affect the front-end so you do not have a free hand in both ends.
Web stacks are groups of technical tools that developers use for making a web application. Usually, a tech stack consists of four things i.e. the Operating System (OS), web server, DB software and the back-end and front-end programming language. The traditional website development method is very easy to build and manage.
Why Choosing Jamstack?
Choosing the stack for your development is one of the first decisions you have to make, and the right choice can save you. Before we talk about why and how Jamstack is one of the hottest stacks of 2020 and beyond, let’s take a look at the issue’s world has been facing before it ever existed;
How are both the architecture the same? Jamstack is exclusively for web development wherein the websites are being developed on isolated platforms for developing the back-end and designing the user interface.
The jamstack technology can be divided into the following services;
With the Jamstack architecture, instead of integrating microservices to a backend framework, it’s possible to integrate the services holistically.
The front-end i.e. based on the GatsbyJS React components in the account of back-end CMS i.e headless WordPress has a certain architecture and structure of components as mentioned below;
Jamstack technology is still not very common to businesses and also to many technical and non-technical people. The technical people working under a certain programming stack are still unaware of the microservices architecture for web development under Jamstack technology. Some of the reservations are;
Although it is effortless to use the traditional WordPress in the monolithic structure where the data and design are on the same platform and you can see real-time changes. But the website performance is affected greatly like speed, limitation in design and security of back-end. The microservice structure of the website makes them more dynamic, secure and fast. The website performance is much better and the modern website gets a higher google ranking by being fully SEO optimized. The Jamstack technology needs awareness and in the future, more and more people will move towards modern technology.