We spent most of 2018 researching, developing, and communicating ways to deliver headless Drupal Commerce. This included the development of the Commerce Cart API to power progressively decoupled Add to Cart forms and shopping cart interfaces before we turned our attention to supporting decoupled checkout interfaces.
The Commerce Cart API project and the reference implementation in Commerce Cart Flyout demonstrate the results of that initial effort. See it in action on our demo store. Together they put Drupal Commerce on par with other major eCommerce software platforms and hopefully make it easier for Drupal agencies to sell Drupal Commerce as a competitive platform.
That work wasn’t without its challenges. We reviewed the core RESTful Web Services module and JSON API / JSON RPC contributed modules but found unforeseen blockers in adopting either project completely for our work. In this session, Drupal Commerce co-maintainer Matt Glaman will present our comparative analysis of these API architectures, introduce what we developed to meet our needs, and explain how developers can use it to build and improve their stores.
Matt GlamanProduct Lead @ Centarro
Matt joined the Drupal community in 2012 after discovering it through a client using Drupal Commerce. He became an active contributor to the project even before joining Centarro in 2015 (then Commerce Guys) as a senior Drupal developer.
Matt co-maintains Commerce 2.x for Drupal 8 and leads Centarro’s product development. He’s a force multiplier for teams implementing Drupal Commerce, helping them get the most out of the framework, and for Centarro’s own team of developers responsible for maintaining the company’s open source software.