Traditionally, in Content Management Systems, there is a tight coupling between the content and presentation. Mostly it is targeted towards creating a website. With more and more customers accessing data over mobile apps, getting notifications on their smart watches, ordering items through devices like Amazon’s IoT button, Voice activated devices like Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, and accessing data over Virtual Reality devices - it becomes increasingly important to be able to access the CMS content easily. Headless CMS is the natural outcome of the need to deliver content to multichannel.
The CMS can be running on Windows Server while the front-end application can be running on a Linux server - that’s the power of going headless. To shorten the time to market, the ability to provide an out-of-the-box API to access the data is an important feature of the headless CMS. Moreover, with the availability of APIs, the Headless CMS fits nicely into microservices architecture. Microservices architecture is the latest trend, in which separating the concerns rather than tight coupling. APIs are the new norms for the communications between the microservices.
Let’s take a look at the Headless capabilities of a few popular CMS’s available in the market:
Other CMS’s, like Kentico and Drupal, provide headless capabilities as well.
The Headless CMS presents new challenges as well as opportunities. In the growing omnichannel world, the Headless CMS is becoming more relevant and the modern CMS providers are catching up fast in providing headless capability.
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