Jamstack web development community is booming, new Netlify report reveals

SAN FRANCISCO, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Netlify, the most popular way to build, deploy, and scale modern web applications, released annual conference results Jamstack community survey, showing that Jamstack is rapidly becoming the mainstream architecture for web developers of all experience levels. With changing ways of working and the increase in remote working, the web developer community is turning to Jamstack to build faster and more secure websites.

Netlify’s full Jamstack community report shows that modern architecture is becoming the main focus not only for experienced web developers (half of respondents represented more than five years of experience), but also for those with less experience and who have just broken into the industry. The percentage of developers in the community who are students has almost doubled over the past year, from 9% to 16%, indicating that Jamstack is emerging as the go-to architecture for new developers, even though the number of experienced developers in the community continued to grow.

Changing work habits

Looking at how the pandemic has affected working life, perhaps unsurprisingly, the report highlighted a shift to remote working that was high among Jamstack developers, with nearly a third (31%) of people stating that their professional life is now entirely remote due to the global crisis. pandemic and plan to stay away even after its end.

The location of developers has become more diverse, with new developers being significantly more diverse geographically. Although a majority of developers are still based in Europe Where North America, the percentage coming from outside these two regions tripled from 15% to 48% among new developers. This new population of developers brings global diversity.

Build to scale

Jamstack continues to serve the needs of developers who build at scale, with nearly a third (32%) of Jamstack developers stating that the sites they create are intended for an audience of millions of users. These larger sites are also more likely to target mobile devices, which shows Jamstack’s strength in the mobile space.

Serverless functions are common

When asked how often different techniques are used to create backends for Jamstack sites, 46% said they use some form of serverless functions. When it comes to usage and awareness, respondents revealed that functions are becoming almost as ubiquitous as containers.

Jamstack consists of compiling the user interface, decoupling the frontend from the backend and extracting the data as needed. Today, the developers at Jamstack enable more dynamic use cases with architecture, with 65% saying they are building fully dynamic sites.

Other main findings include:

  • Safety is a priority – Jamstack developers take security more seriously than a year ago, with an overwhelming majority prioritizing security over speed of development. In keeping with this trend, authentication, which helps reduce security concerns, is the most popular third-party service. Performance and availability also remain a top priority for developers.
  • Figma is the designer’s favorite tool – When it comes to design tools, 60% of respondents use Figma and love it over any other design tool.
  • WordPress leads CMS usage, but not satisfaction – WordPress is the clear leader in content management systems, but it isn’t popular as a stand-alone solution, getting much higher ratings from users when used as a headless CMS. 2021 has been a landmark year for Sanity and Strapi, with Sanity users reporting the highest levels of satisfaction.
  • TypeScript continues to gain traction over JavaScript as the main programming language – For 55% of Jamstack developers, JavaScript is still their primary language. TypeScript is gaining traction, with 15% of developers calling it their primary language this year.
  • React is the most popular among frameworks – React continues to dominate web frameworks, both in terms of usage and satisfaction, but Vue has also shown growth and high satisfaction. Next.js also has stellar satisfaction.

Netlify is at the center of the Jamstack community, advancing the original design of the methodology and working to help modernize the way developers create and deploy web applications. This year, Netlify received over 7,000 responses to the Jamstack community survey, which has more than doubled from the previous year and confirms the exponential growth of the Jamstack community.

View the full results of the Jamstack 2021 community survey at jamstack.org/survey/2021/. The results will be presented live at Jamstack Conf on October 6 and anyone can register for free on jamstackconf.com. For more information on Netlify, visit www.netlify.com.


The survey was conducted by Netlify and the Jamstack community between June 23 and August 10, 2021, collecting results from more than 7,000 people surveyed around the world.

Supporting quotes

Matt Biilmann, Co-Founder and CEO, Netlify

“Jamstack is everywhere. It is a thriving community of developers at all stages of their careers in different geographies and industries. As Jamstack becomes more mainstream, Netlify is excited to support efforts to create scalable, high-performance web experiences that set the tone for developers and an ever-changing ecosystem.

Pierre Burgy, co-founder and CEO, Strapi

“These survey results confirm the dramatic growth in usage and user satisfaction that we have seen in the Strapi community. With the release of Strapi v4 and the official marketplace quickly approaching, this momentum is expected. accelerate and further consolidate our leadership in the Jamstack ecosystem. “

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