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Your CMS is the Walking Dead, CrafterCMS is the Antidote

Your CMS was built 20 years ago.  Think about that.  It’s true.  For the vast majority of CMS technologies out there, the core of the system and the architecture was put in place 20 years ago! Got an RDBMS Database? How about a JCR rep

Reindexing Content for Search and Queries in CrafterCMS

It is necessary from time to time to reindex content due to schema changes, migrations, and other scenarios. A bulk deployment will push all content to your index but involves several steps in addition to indexing which may not be needed. This articl

Building CMS Backed Augmented Reality Apps with CrafterCMS

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 an

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,&n

Never Use a Traditional CMS to Back Your Applications!

Almost every application today, regardless of the delivery technology and channel (web, mobile, kiosk, etc) has content in it. Smart developers quickly realize that managing the strings and the other content should be done outside the applicatio

Patterns for Integrating 3rd Party Content in Your CMS

There are often times when you will want to integrate content in your site that does not ORIGINATE in your content management system.  In this article we’ll look at a few high level patterns for integration and discuss the pros and cons of each

Querying Content in CrafterCMS

Types of Content Queries CrafterCMS supports 3 specific types of content queries: Cross content Lucene/Solr queries. This enables you to query any/all content objects, by any group of properties.) Filtered Structural Queries. This enables you to que

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