API-First Drupal: On the Road to Publish Once, Access Everywhere

Drupal, one of the largest open-source projects in the world, is the digital platform that propels global enterprises, governments, higher education institutions, and NGOs. The Drupal community provides organizations with every functionality, module, and distribution necessary to deliver exceptional digital experiences. Today, these experiences need to be omnichannel, interact with numerous applications, and require API-first architecture.

What does it mean to be API-first? It refers to the interaction between a central web service and a variety of applications, which allows the two systems to exchange data over a network. This exchange isn’t limited to websites but extends to mobile applications, wearables, and Internet of Things devices. Using API-first Drupal means decoupling the front end and using another technology for the theming layer and presentation.

No matter the technical obstacle, Drupal can provide the solution. So whether you call it headless or decoupled, using API-first Drupal as a central data service can power your entire application ecosystem. Read this ebook to learn how decoupled Drupal and Acquia can put you on the road to publish once, access everywhere.