Going Headless with Mura
January 15, 2019 by Grant Shepert
It has been a long time coming, but it's fair to say the future is here. The concepts of Headless CMS, and Content as a Service (CaaS) have moved from optional, to imperative.
Predicting where your users will access your content, be it mobile, a website, chat, voice (or whatever comes next), will become increasingly important, requiring you to come to the party prepared, solution in hand.
Mura has been striking ahead of this curve for several years.
As early as version 6.0, we have been integrating tools like Form builder, the Object Scaffolder and Assember, and iterative improvements to our Mura JS API.
Headless, You Say
Headless, in this case, refers to the entirely optional requirement for a website to be attached to the content administrator. Even a few years ago this would have made little sense, but with the advent of so many separate avenues of distribution, from mobile and assorted digital platforms, integrated email and B2B channels and all else, it has become an essential component of any modern DX platform.
Further to this, Mura's tight integration with Docker containerization means that any developer can access these tools with a minimum of fuss, deploying with their preferred toolset already integrated into their environment and fully functional content management system.
Methods of Delivery
You can find examples of Mura's framework integrations in the following locations (as noted, all of these locations include a Docker and/or Node instance that you can quickly spin up for testing and eventual deployment):
Angular & Mura: https://github.com/blueriver/MuraAngularDecoupled
Vue & Mura: https://github.com/blueriver/MuraVueDecoupled
React Native & Mura: https://github.com/blueriver/MuraReactNative
React/NextJS & Mura: https://github.com/blueriver/MuraNextJSDecoupled
Node Mura.js package: https://www.npmjs.com/package/mura.js
You can also access the Mura Docker container at https://hub.docker.com/r/blueriver/muracms, which will allow you to quickly spin up a Mura instance as a test instance or base for your next project.
Starting with Mura as the foundation of your Headless CMS solution will future-proof your digital presence. We'll be providing continuous updates to our work in this realm, starting with a more detailed look at our Angular integration, and enhancing the existing projects as the technology matures.
Explore these example integration projects:
- Mura & Angular Decoupled: An in-depth walkthrough of a working Angular.js integration with Content-as-a-Service via Mura's API
- Contact Us to learn how Mura can modernize your DX stack