The Best Developer Experience: A Technology Agnostic CMS
One of the biggest pet peeves for a software developer is being forced to use legacy technologies that were dictated by prior decisions from another era. Unfortunately, this happens all the time when developers need to use certain frameworks to build
Crafter: A Headless CMS for SPAs
Single-page applications (SPAs) have been quietly taking center stage in the world of web development for some time. While the average user might not be aware, many of the most commonly used popular websites and social media platforms are SPAs. The l
When Jordan Walke first released React.js in 2013, it was a revolutionary moment for many frontend developers. Using a virtual DOM and one-way data flow, he greatly simplified reasoning about web applications compared to other approaches at the time.
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. CrafterCMS 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 CrafterCMS headless CMS capabilities for content via APIs.
CMS for SPAs (2 of 4): Save the Content Authors
In Part 1 of the series CMS for SPAs: Are Single Page Applications and Headless CMS a Slam Dunk? we looked at the trend toward Single Page Applications (SPA) and Headless Content Management Systems (CMS) in general. SPA applications are becoming the de facto way to build web-based applications and sites. Headless CMS is a decoupled, API-first approach to content management that aligns neatly with SPA architecture. Further, the decoupled nature of the architecture makes content more reusable (multi-channel) and completely divorces development from the CMS allowing for greater freedom and agility for developers. While these can be seen as major wins, several developer and DevOps issues remain while others have been created. Further, most of the headless CMS solutions available today set content authors back nearly 20 years in terms of content editing and workflow tooling and practices. In this installment, we’ll focus on the various ways content authors have been impacted by headless CMS and how CrafterCMS addresses these issues to provide authors with true headless CMS support for SPA applications.
CMS for SPAs (1 of 4): Are Single Page Applications and Headless CMS a Slam Dunk?
From web-based applications like Gmail, Instagram, and Google Maps to websites like The New York Times and Facebook, real-world examples of Single Page Applications (SPA) are everywhere you look. Developers have been turning to SPA frameworks and architectures to create better, more usable, richer applications for their users. Nearly every Content Management System (CMS) out there purports to support SPA frameworks and architectures. In this blog series, we’ll look at SPA use in the CMS space to learn more about what’s working, what’s not and what we can do about it. Let’s jump in.
Building Angular2 Single Page Applications with CrafterCMS
Single Page Applications (SPA) are quickly becoming the industry standard for HTML5 based applications and responsive websites because they tend to be more user friendly, feel faster and are more responsive. As with most applications today, SPA’s fre