Under the hood, beneath all the abstractions, paradigms, and ideas, lies the same old quirky programming language that I’ve been excited about for years. Sometimes it’s hard to see the Jamstack forest when all that catches our attention are the latest, greatest, and tallest trees.
With the Jamstack, you can focus on your site’s content and leave the heavy lifting of deployment and scalability to the cloud.
Dylan wrote a post on the topography of Jamstack a few years back, and while some of the front-runner tooling has changed since then, the core principles remain the same.
Whenever people ask me what Mux is all about, I try to reduce the lengthy explanations to a simple one: we make the hard parts of video easy. If you think about how you might get video delivery and playback into your application, we want the first thing that comes to your mind to be our APIs and libraries.
You can offload the complex aspects of encoding, playback, and streaming to Mux without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. We provide an abstraction layer on top of this complexity that is optimized for a great developer experience. So you, too, can light more candles and take more baths. Aaaaah.
And because Mux is a cloud-first platform, it integrates seamlessly with the Jamstack. You can use our APIs to handle your video content on the fly and render it into static markup that can be deployed anywhere.