Ten years ago, architecting content “systems” involved software solutioning and scaling the infrastructure to handle more traffic. DevOps meant “add Jenkins.” Enterprise-level development work generally required a week or two of architectural deliverables, even when third-party services were involved.
Today, the emerging content systems landscape requires a systems approach. As Head of Content Platform for The Economist, Dom and his team built a reactive microservices platform, between the original Drupal site and the new React front end. Then continued to evolve the multi-platform architecture as a whole, with a canonical content model at the center.