Cockpit vs Contentful: What are the differences?
Developers describe Cockpit as "Add content management functionality to any site - plug & play CMS". An API-driven CMS without forcing you to make compromises in how you implement your site. The CMS for developers. Manage content like collections, regions, forms and galleries which you can reuse anywhere on your website. On the other hand, Contentful is detailed as "Manage content once, publish it anywhere". Contentful is a flexible and future-friendly content platform that helps editors to manage and developers to serve content into mobile or web applications. Using Contentful, editors collaborate on content interactively in an easy-to-use editing interface, while developers use the content with the programming language and templating frameworks of their choice.
Cockpit and Contentful can be primarily classified as "Cloud Content Management System" tools.
Some of the features offered by Cockpit are:
- Self hosted
- Crazy fast & lightweight
On the other hand, Contentful provides the following key features:
- Live collaboration
- Media & files
Cockpit is an open source tool with 3.95K GitHub stars and 390 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Cockpit's open source repository on GitHub.
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After deciding to integrate an offline experience to our mobile shopping app Cash to Code I started looking at syncing solutions for mobile. Shouldn't be too hard to find something, many apps have to have this problem - or so I thought. Well, not that easy as it turned out. What was out there at that time was unfinished, limited or just broken. By accident I found Contentful and their API focused CMS.
Now some months later we are live in the app stores and I couldn't be happier how it all turned out. Yes, back then we couldn't just drop in a SDK an get all the sync functionality out of the box (I hear this is different now), but we just wrote it ourselves based on the great API documentation and the sync endpoint. We use the API to create our content on Contentful directly from our backend system, then it just gets synced to all the clients out there.