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Preston SoDecoupled Drupal in Practicehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4072-4_2

2. The Server Side: From Monolithic to Decoupled CMS

Preston So1 
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Ridgewood, NY, USA
 

Two long-term trends have led to the promulgation of decoupled Drupal as a viable approach rather than an unrealistic idea. These processes are essential to understand how CMSs are evolving to embrace a channel-agnostic approach by default.

First, in response to the channel explosion and the trend toward multichannel publishing workflows, CMSs, like many other software projects, have gradually adopted RESTful APIs as a means to serve data to many different consumers rather than a single presentation layer tightly coupled to the back end. These decoupled architectures, ...

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