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Hasty Treat - What is a Headless CMS? Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about headless CMSs - why to use them, how they work, pros and cons, examples and more!
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Show Notes 2:11 - What is a headless CMS?
It’s a system or CMS that has no front-end (aka head) Allows you to use front-end specific tech (static generators/front-end frameworks) instead of the back-end to generate pages 4:37 - Some examples
Can be used with any type of website that can consume an API WordPress API + Gatsby Hosted Service + React App 7:06 - Why?
Separation of concerns - your data is in a single spot, and can be pulled into any app, website, marketing micro site, etc. Keeps ergonomics of WordPress or $CMSHERE, while developers get to use what they like Optimizes for performance with static builds Hide the implementation details and back-end from view 10:19 - Live vs statically-generated website
Syntax 120 - Gatsby vs Next 10:55 - How?
Connects to API via normal fetch calls/GraphQL/whatever you use Needs to host your back-end either as a service or on a host Needs to host your front-end either on the same server as your back-end or on something specialized like Netlify Links WordPress Sanity.io React Syntax 120 - Gatsby vs Next Netlify GraphQL Cobalt Gatsby.js Drupal Next.js Nginx Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about headless CMSs - why to use them, how they work, pros and cons, examples and more!
Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution from five hours to five minutes. It works with any language and integrates with dozens of other services. Syntax listeners can get two months for free by visiting Sentry and using the coupon code “tastytreat”.
Show Notes 2:11 - What is a headless CMS?
It’s a system or CMS that has no front-end (aka head) Allows you to use front-end specific tech (static generators/front-end frameworks) instead of the back-end to generate pages 4:37 - Some examples
Can be used with any type of website that can consume an API WordPress API + Gatsby Hosted Service + React App 7:06 - Why?
Separation of concerns - your data is in a single spot, and can be pulled into any app, website, marketing micro site, etc. Keeps ergonomics of WordPress or $CMSHERE, while developers get to use what they like Optimizes for performance with static builds Hide the implementation details and back-end from view 10:19 - Live vs statically-generated website
Syntax 120 - Gatsby vs Next 10:55 - How?
Connects to API via normal fetch calls/GraphQL/whatever you use Needs to host your back-end either as a service or on a host Needs to host your front-end either on the same server as your back-end or on something specialized like Netlify Links WordPress Sanity.io React Syntax 120 - Gatsby vs Next Netlify GraphQL Cobalt Gatsby.js Drupal Next.js Nginx Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

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