5 Areas of Focus for Crafter CMS in 2019

It’s almost 2019 and we couldn’t be more excited with what’s in store for Crafter CMS in the coming months. What’s on the roadmap? Here is a quick summary of five main areas of focus that we know will help Crafter to remain the best CMS platform for innovative organizations.

Headless CMS: Enable In-Context Preview and Editing in an External Application

Do you have an existing application that has content in it that you want to manage but you don’t want to completely rebuild in a CMS? This use case is more common than you can imagine. Developers start building an application only much later to find it would benefit from CMS authoring capabilities like in-context editing and preview. What’s the solution? Rebuild the application? No. Crafter CMS is a headless CMS that’s front-end agnostic. It can plug into any application. Let’s look at a very simple example. Just recently I posted a blog that used Node JS an external application that called Crafter CMS headless CMS capabilities for content via APIs.

CMS for NodeJS: Using Crafter CMS Javascript SDK on the Server with Node JS

In this blog, we will focus on the language-specific bindings for Javascript, the Crafter CMS Javascript SDK applied on the server side with Node JS. A deep dive on the Javascript SDK and architecture can be found in this blog post: Introducing Crafter CMS Javascript SDK

Using War Overlays with Crafter Engine

Crafter Engine, the delivery component of Crafter CMS is completely programmable with scripted Groovy. You never have to write a lick of Java if you don’t want to. Even dependencies can be managed with Ivy and Grapes. That said, from time to tim

Content Management Meets DevOps (Part 2 of 2) How a Git-based CMS Supports Continuous Integration and Delivery

As we learned in Part 1 of this series: Content Authoring and Publishing; development and content authoring are both a major part of producing today’s digital experiences. Unfortunately, development support is not something traditional CMS platforms

How To Change the Ports on Your Crafter CMS Installation

One of the most common questions I get from developers is: “When I download Crafter CMS it runs on port 8080. How do I change that?” They are not simply looking to put Crafter on port 80 or 443. They want to move it to port 9080 or some other po

Working with url interceptor/servlet filters in Crafter CMS

A filter in Crafter is a Groovy-based controller that allows you to intercept inbound requests for content and API responses and dynamically apply rules, modify the request or transform the response. A Crafter Filter has the same interface and me

Create Spring Beans in Your Site with Crafter CMS

Crafter CMS supports scripting in Groovy. It’s awesome. It’s lightweight. It’s fast. It’s easy. That said when solutions start to become more sophisticated developers need ways to manage the complexity. Spring bean factory is an inversion of con

Building CMS Backed Augmented Reality Apps with Crafter CMS

From SnapChat to Pokemon Go to the helmets used by F-35 fighter pilots, Augmented Reality (AR) applications are gaining a ton of traction. Unlike virtual reality which attempts to completely replace actual reality with an alternative universe and se

Responsive vs Adaptive Web Design: Better Together

Responsive web design (RWD), the ability for your web application to “respond” to the size of the view port (traditional screen size vs mobile screen size) is common place and practice today. Responsive design leverages client side, front end UI fr