API-First Drupal and the Future of the CMS
Is the future of content management decoupled? Centralization around a single source of content has never been more important as marketers aim to reach a growing array of channels and touchpoints. New tools known as headless CMSes providing content as a service are challenging the monolithic architecture that has long characterized CMSes like Drupal. What role do Drupal and traditional CMSes play in an increasingly API-first playing field and fragmented future?
This tech talk will examine the role that Drupal and other CMSes occupy amidst a rapidly changing universe. Topics will include:
- Impacts on markup, performance, security, and the relationship between the front end and back end against the backdrop of decoupled Drupal and the headless CMS
- Imagining the API-first future and what this means for Drupal
- Web services: REST, JSON API, and GraphQL
- The benefits of SDKs such as Waterwheel