A Conference About The Future Of Drupal

New York City

Aug. 17 - 19, 2018

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Diamond sponsors
Aten Design Group
Therefore Interactive

Headless Architecture with the Multi-Tenant Platform


Adam Zimmermann


Alfonso Gómez-Arzola


John Reynolds


Joshua Stewardson

Sa 11:15am Room: Therefore Interactive Room

In this session we'll analyze how Chromatic and Meredith Corporation evaluated the benefits of decoupled architecture for Meredith’s brand portfolio. Meredith, who owns and operates a slew of media brands using Drupal to serve tens of millions of users per month, needed a platform that could accommodate all of the brands’ varying needs. After close examination, we concluded that a decoupled architecture was the best solution.

In this session we’ll:

  • see why the architecture of our code is most successful when it reflects business goals.
  • discuss the roles of Drupal and Express in our headless platform and how we drew the lines between them.
  • cover the tools and techniques we used to connect the various layers; including Varnish, json:api, a custom data mapper, and custom APIs.
  • explore how otherwise isolated sites share and contribute back to the code used across a shared Meredith platform.

This session is for anybody interested in what a decoupled architecture looks like in a context where content and resources are shared across a variety of sites.

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