We are the devs from Team Netlify, Ask us anything!

View original thread
Edmund Ekott's photo

Hi, I’m a big fan Netlify, I use it to host almost anything i can, I started using Netlify functions and I must say it’s really awesome, I’m particularly new to JAMStack, i heard about it on Twitter, so I decided to do some research and I’ve got some questions, is it possible to build fully fledged web apps from the ground up following the JAMStack architecture? and if yes what are the ways one would go about building it and what are the different methods of securing the apps, for example if API keys are involved? And would the app scale well?

Show all replies
Jessica Parsons's photo

Documentation engineer at Netlify

Also, if you'd like to see an example of a fully-functional, large-scale JAMstack app, you can find it right in the Netlify UI! app.netlify.com is a React app communicating with our backend APIs (mostly built with Ruby on Rails, along with some Go microservices), along with some serverless Netlify Functions.

The most interesting part is that the Netlify app frontend is actually on Netlify. So we use the Netlify UI to manage the Netlify UI! 😲 We use deploy previews to test new PRs, run split testing to dark-launch features, lock deploys when we want to time a release just right... the list goes on. We're definitely "eating our own dogfood!"