ATO 2021: Accelerating Website and App Development with a Git-based Headless CMS
Headless CMSs have increased developer productivity by providing an API-first platform for quickly building not just websites, but also all other types of multi-channel digital experiences such as native mobile apps, e-commerce front-ends, AR/VR experiences, OTT video, Alexa apps, and more. The flexibility to use any front-end development framework frees developers to use the best tool for the job.
The typical CMS built around a database (whether SQL or NoSQL), however, still suffers from bottlenecks in the developer workflow that hinder productivity and team collaboration. Utilizing Git as a content repository for the CMS can resolve many of these issues — through better support for moving content and code among environments, branching, CI/CD tool support, collaboration with content editing teams, Github/Gitlab integration, and more.
In our presentation at the All Things Open 2021 Conference below, we demonstrate how the Crafter CMS open source Git-based headless platform accelerates the development of various headless CMS use cases, including:
- Personalized, dynamic enterprise websites
- JAMstack static sites
- Augmented reality experiences
- Alexa apps
The presentation highlights how to effectively leverage Git as a content repository, along with Git-based workflows, and DevOps tool integration.
Russ Danner is VP Products at Crafter Software and is responsible for product management, product development and support, and client and partner success. Russ brings over 20 years of software architecture, design, and implementation experience. Prior to Crafter Software, Russ was Web Experience Management Practice Director at Rivet Logic and project lead for the open source Crafter CMS project.