Meet the Sandwich Stack

The sandwich stack addresses the pitfalls of headless and the monolith for teams at large organizations or if you are working on a project that requires mediating data from many sources or sending data out to many consumers. Chris is here to teach us about the content API that is added between the traditional CMS and the front end.

Headless WordPress is all the rage. The JAMStack seems to be everywhere, you can’t stop hearing about GraphQL, and you’re exploring setting up a Gatsby front-end for your blog.

For many folks, the standard “backend CMS + front-end UI” headless approach is great. But in larger businesses and enterprises, the Sandwich Stack — a three-piece stack that adds a content API middle tier between your CMS and front-end — will give you greater flexibility, a clearer division of work, and better scaling and performance.

In this talk, you’ll learn all about the Sandwich Stack: the practical benefits, how to avoid the pitfalls, and key tips to successfully implement it in your organization.

What You’ll Learn

  • Pros and cons of a single application model
  • Pros and cons of the headless stack
  • How the sandwich stack serves enterprise-level clients best
  • How to apply the sandwich stack in real life
  • Structure of the sandwich stack