Uniform blog/Don’t bootstrap alone: do it with composable systems
William Imoh
William Imoh
Posted on Mar 1, 2023

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Don’t bootstrap alone: do it with composable systems

At a recent Headless Creator podcast, I described a new way to bootstrap projects. To start with, you run a project with composable systems that meet stakeholder needs, followed by the headless tools and services in play, and then bootstrap the project with other teams to meet its long-term goals.

How bootstrapping with composable systems works

An old African proverb says it well: “To go far, go with people. To go fast, go alone.” Bootstrapping a project all by yourself, quickly constructing something with the Jamstack services and APIs already at your fingertips, is an excellent weekend pastime. Businesses, however, must think long-term and develop projects with all the teams in mind for the purpose of building a digital experience that meets different system and content needs. 
Toward that end, bootstrap projects with composable systems to create scalable websites and projects. For example, for a new website with Jamstack as an architectural approach that favors a microservices development pattern, consider the project beyond code. Composability manages all the services that interact with the front-end channel and omnichannel routes by bringing together the various services—the front end, the API, the commerce domain, the commerce services that reside outside a client-facing service or interface—and stitches interactions among them.
That model offers the most value to brands, which can then add or remove services, or plug and play technologies, as required, which is key to composability. What’s more, the flexibility you gain, which supports long-term success, does not impact the current flow of your site throughout delivery channels. 

How a digital experience composition platform fits in

In essence, digital experience composition serves as the brain, through which you can plug in composable systems and feed a single or standardized output to your front-end presentation or channels.
For example, an effective digital experience composition can take your headless commerce-domain content from Sanity, manage a PIM service, drive upsells through personalization handled by the sales team, and perform other key tasks—all feeding a DXCP like Uniform, which then pipes the digital experience that results into a front-end manager like Gatsby. 
Remarkably, since the DXCP sits in the middle, you can add, remove, or switch out composable pieces any time. The trick lies in how you compose the elements as well as orchestrate and package the tools, content, and systems. Ultimately, that’s the long-term, scalable plan for brands that leverage digital experience composition and a composable strategy.

Where to find out more details

During the podcast, I also elaborated on the Jamstack services that enable secure, composable experiences and the ways in which to properly package data.
To learn how business users and developers can collaborate and grow together to meet long-term goals and plans, schedule a free demo with Uniform DXCP.