Content Management Systems are not application platforms
How I became convinced that content needs to be nothing but an API.
Headless CMS, API-first, Content Infrastructure - there are many words to describe a growing trend in the industry of seeing content as just another service. In such an architecture the storage, management and delivery of content all happen in different applications, connected by APIs. Content Management becomes a service, not a platform to build upon.
This marks a complete a shift from the way a traditional, web-focused, CMS like Joomla!, Drupal or WordPress works. In this talk, Rouven, a Contentful Developer Evangelist and former Joomla! core contributor, will explore what such an architecture looks like, why it’s so compelling for developers and how he thinks it’ll change the Content Management landscape.
Rouven is a developer evangelist at Contentful, where he's responsible for the PHP SDK and the PHP community. In his free time, he loves building overcomplicated tools for simple problems only to immediately discard them when no one wants to use them. When he’s not programming, you’re most likely to find him eating cake or running on the streets of Berlin (so he can eat more cake).