Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Simpla goes open source

Simpla the headless content management system has recently announced they are closing down and making their project open source. This project allows a developer to rapidly prototype a website and a editors to manage the content from the page's ui itself. The big change is that you will not be able to move your content from the simpla database and host it on github.

Headless means that a CMS don't have a huge front end like wordpress to manage the code. Instead their backend is exposed as a simple API allowing developers to use whatever integration is best suited for each user story. Headless CMS are more suitable for working with multiple channels such as android, ios app alongside a website.

Trying to setup a new project using simple is easier said than done.  Once I'm up and running I'll add some more updates in this space.