From working at Syndicut, I have had both the opportunity and pleasure of working with many different platforms. The most exciting development for me over the years has been the shift on how content management systems are being decoupled from the very applications they push content to. I have blogged about this many years ago when I first used Prismic, which at the time seemed the most viable option. Even though there were pros and cons.
I always felt the cons were more related to the restrictions on what the platform offered and not the architecture itself. I write my thoughts on the journey to how [at Syndicut] we've used headless CMS's in the past, to now using Kentico Cloud. Kentico Cloud is indeed a very promising headless CMS platform. Even though it hasn't been in the market that long when compared to its competitors, but it embodies something more:
- Proactive development team who take an active step towards bugs and improvements.
- A wide variety of boilerplate templates to accommodate different code frameworks.
- Boilerplate templates updated regularly.
- A clear roadmap to the features developers can expect and release deadlines.
- Accessible and quick to respond support team.
Some highlights to take away from the post:
The common misconception we get from clients is on the surface, a headless based CMS can appear restrictive compared to platforms they are previously used to. However, that cannot be further from the truth. Once there is an understanding of how data can be given a hierarchy, category, relationships and workflow, they seem to run with curating content fairly quickly.
For agile projects where there is a need to manage content for multiple channels, or for creating tagged content hubs for digital marketing purposes, Kentico Cloud is the best option.
Headless CMS is a ticket to freedom for those who wish to take it. Why waste time worrying about hardware infrastructure, security and platform updates when you can invest that time in purely building your application and content?
As a business or developer, you might be hesitant to make the change. When I first read about decoupled architecture, I too had some hesitation as a lot of faith is invested in the platforms scalability and features. But with services like Kentico Cloud, who are pushing the boundaries with every release, they are changing our perception for the better on what we think we should expect from a headless CMS.