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Why a headless architecture benefits your business

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Umar Gora
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'A headless architecture is an application framework where the presentation layer is separated from the domain layer.'

Headless architectures are becoming more and more popular in modern-day Web development. The use of a headless architecture has many benefits in the development world, but what about in the end product? Let's take a look at some of these benefits and how they could be applied to your business. To list a few:

  • Headless architectures provide flexibility in design and deployment choices for developers.
  • Headless architectures make it easier to create rich frontends with minimal effort.
  • The headless architecture separates business logic from UI rendering logic which can improve scalability when dealing with large amounts of data, such as when using realtime data streaming apps.

Traditional Vs. Headless Architecture - What Are the Differences?

The traditional architecture is the more common architecture for websites, apps, and services. The traditional architecture has three layers - presentation layer, business logic layer, data storage layer.

The headless architecture is the next generation of application development that's becoming popular in recent years. The headless architecture has two layers - presentation layer and data storage layer.

What Are the Benefits of the Headless Architecture?

The headless architecture can help us build a scalable and modular front-end. It also simplifies the process of managing and deploying our code to different environments. We will explore more benefits in the following sections.

Headless architecture was introduced by Facebook in 2009 and became popular with its advantages over traditional web architectures since then. It is often considered as being better for performance, scalability, maintainability, etc. Let's take a look at some specific benefits in detail.

Do You Need Headless Architecture?

The benefits brought by the headless architecture are multiple, but is this architecture the right solution for you? There is an easy way to find out. If you answer 'yes' to most of the questions below, then a headless architecture is indispensable for your digital assets.

  1. Will you have multiple touch points with your users?
  2. Are you planning to use a modern tech stack for managing and delivering your digital assets?
  3. Do you want to have centralised control over content publishing across channels?
  4. Do you want to ensure the highest performance for your digital assets?
  5. Do you want to give your developers more freedom to implement the front-end

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