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.

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

Content Management Meets DevOps (Part 1 of 2) How a Git-based CMS Improves Content Authoring and Publishing

Traditional CMS platforms based on SQL and JCR repositories have begun to show major signs of weakness in keeping up with today’s demands for a high rate of innovation and rapid scalable deployment on modern elastic architectures. This is nowhere mo

Working with Crafter Studio’s API

Crafter CMS is a decoupled CMS composed multiple microservices where content authoring and content delivery capabilities and services are separated into their own distinct, subsystems. Organizations often want to interact with the content auth

Content Inheritance Basics in Crafter CMS

Crafter CMS supports content inheritance out of the box and supports it via a pluggable mechanism that allows developers to augment or override what’s out of the box. In this article, we’ll dig into the basics of this functionality. What is Conte

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

Five Reasons Why You Should Use a Git-based CMS (Part 5 of 5)

In our previous posts we looked at Crafter CMS and its Git-based versioning (part 1), distributed repository (part 2), dug in to Git’s underlying mechanics to see how it benefits deployment (part 3)and we looked at how the support for branching (par

Five Reasons Why You Should Use a Git-based CMS (Part 4 of 5)

In our previous posts we looked at Crafter CMS and its Git-based versioning (part 1), distributed repository (part 2) and deployment mechanics along with its decoupled architecture (part 3) In this post we’ll take a deeper dive into a feature of Cr

Five Reasons Why You Should Use a Git-based CMS (Part 3 of 5)

Most CMS technologies are what we would call a “coupled CMS.” The content authoring and content delivery environments are usually part of the same stack. The act of “going live” with new content or a feature is essentially based on the act of marki

Five Reasons Why You Should Use a Git-based CMS (Part 2 of 5)

Since the birth of content management system (CMS) technology, well over 20 years ago, platforms have been leveraging “obvious backends” like SQL databases as a store for the content. Not because it’s the best or right store for the job, but because