Headless content management in AEM
Adobe Experience Manager, commonly referred to as AEM, is a cloud-native, API-first content management system (CMS) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform that enables you to structure and deliver headless content across multiple channels. AEM enables headless delivery of immersive and optimized media to customers that can automatically adapt to any platform or device.
HTML is rendered on the servers, and users can generate content with WYSIWYG editors using predefined templates. Headless CMS, on the other hand, works a bit differently. It’s a backend CMS that decouples the content repository “body” from the presentation layer “head”.
The content present in a headless content management system is delivered seamlessly via APIs (Application Programming Interface) to multiple channels or devices. Finally, the presentation of content on each platform or channel is then done independently. But since the content is not linked to a predefined template, the author cannot preview the content.
Traditionally, the HTML of a webpage is rendered by the backend server and loads again every time the user navigates to another page. But now that websites are much more complex and behave like full-fledged applications, SPA is a necessity.
● Supports creating SPA project template with AEM base setup, core components, etc.
● Has a front end build chain that directly deploys all assets into AEM.
● Front-end developers get total power over the front end without knowing a lot about or installing AEM.
● You can run a whole integration test suite in the frontend without having to move large amounts of data to a different stage.
A headless CMS can be implemented if the following points are met:
● You want to deliver the same user experience and code for a content-focused webpage and hybrid mobile app.
● When you experience a shortage of AEM developers but have a mighty frontend development team.
● You want to deliver un content from AEM to platforms that are headless (not web technology-based).
These are only some use-cases of a headless CMS.