Useful APIs and services for JAMstack websites

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Useful APIs and services for JAMstack websites

πŸ†“ = Completely free or free tier offering.
πŸ’° = Only paid or paid options available.

# Contents

# Authentication

  • Auth0.com - Single sign on and token based authentication. πŸ†“πŸ’°
  • Netlify Identity - Brings a full suite of authentication functionality, backed by the GoTrue API. πŸ†“πŸ’°

# Comments

  • Using Netlify Forms for comments πŸ†“πŸ’°

  • Just Comments - Lightweight comment system. Ad-free. Reliable. πŸ’°

  • Comment Box - Hosted commenting that’s painless to embed, a pleasure to use, and a breeze to moderate. πŸ†“πŸ’°

  • Utterances - A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more! πŸ†“

  • Web Mentions - A web standard for mentions and conversations across the web, a powerful building block that is used for a growing federated network of comments, likes, reposts, and other rich interactions across the decentralized social web. πŸ†“

  • Facebook Comments - The comments plugin lets people comment on content on your site using their Facebook account. πŸ†“

Although I wouldn’t personally use Disqus, due to their past tactics , it’s still an option for adding comments to your JAMStack website.

  • Disqus - Disqus is a worldwide blog comment hosting service for web sites and online communities that use a networked platform. πŸ†“πŸ’°

# Ecommerce

  • Snipcart - Professionally crafted shopping cart platform
    For big & small businesses. πŸ’°
  • Trolley - Add payments to any website in minutes. πŸ†“
  • Stripe Checkout - Stripe Checkout is a drop-in payments flow designed to drive conversion. πŸ†“

# Forms

  • Netlify Forms - Manage forms and submissions without any server-side code or JavaScript. πŸ†“πŸ’°
  • Formspree - Connect your form to our endpoint and we’ll email you the submissions. No PHP, Javascript or sign up required. πŸ†“
  • Form Static - Newly launched HTML form processing for static websites. πŸ†“
  • Form Bucket - Collecting forms online made simple! πŸ’°
  • Algolia - Reliable and widely adopted platform for building search into your business. πŸ†“πŸ’°
  • Lunr - Lunr enables you to provide a great search experience without the need for external, server-side, search services. πŸ†“

# Databases

  • FaunaDB - FaunaDB is a global serverless database that gives you ubiquitous, low latency access to app data, without sacrificing data correctness. πŸ†“πŸ’°
  • JawsDB - Fast, reliable, no-bullshark Database as a service. πŸ’°
  • Google Cloud Datastore - Highly-scalable NoSQL database with automatic sharding and replication. πŸ†“πŸ’°

# Serverless Functions

  • Netlify Functions - Netlify lets you deploy Lambda functions without an AWS account, and with function management handled directly within Netlify. πŸ†“πŸ’°
  • Azure Functions - Serverless compute service that enables you to run code on-demand without having to explicitly provision or manage infrastructure. πŸ†“πŸ’°
  • Amazon Lambda - Lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. πŸ†“πŸ’°

# Handling Image Assets

  • Cloudinary - Automate the entire image-processing pipeline: from uploads to on-the-fly manipulations to optimization to dynamic delivery with any CDN. πŸ†“πŸ’°
  • Imgix - Imgix transforms, optimizes, and intelligently caches your entire image library for fast websites and apps using simple and robust URL parameters. πŸ’°
  • Kraken - Kraken.io is a robust, ultra-fast image optimizer and compressor with best-in-class algorithms. πŸ’°

# Automation

  • Zapier - Trigger actions connecting more than 1000 apps together. πŸ†“πŸ’°
  • IFTTT - If This Then That is a free web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements. πŸ†“

Last updated: 20th March 2020