The Benefits of Going Decoupled

Belinda Ollewagen / May 12, 2022

At Amazee Labs, we’re known for decoupled web development and building high-quality web applications using both Drupal and frontend technologies like Gatsby and React. Although the decoupled paradigm is gaining traction across most sectors, many decision-makers find themselves asking the question “What is the business case for going decoupled – why should I make the switch?” Thanks to our depth of experience producing decoupled backends and frontends across a variety of industries, here are your reasons!


Only data that is directed toward the public is actually accessible and there is no direct connection to the database that can hold more sensitive information.

Page Speed

As the site is served in a static way, it can be served much more efficiently and there is no need to “talk to the database” to display information.

Minimised Downtime

The frontend runs independently from the backend and even if the backend is down (which is the end that usually causes downtime), the frontend is still accessible.

More Productive

Developers can be more productive by relying on modern workflows and working with their preferred tools e.g. React + Storybook, Typescript etc.

Easier to Replace Backend or Frontend

Theoretically, the frontend could be connected to an entirely different backend without needing to rebuild it from scratch and also vice versa.

Efficient Collaboration

It’s generally more valuable to collaborate in bigger teams with frontend and backend specialists, as opposed to a non-decoupled environment, where the frontend person needs to know a lot more about the backend.

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To see how a decoupled website can greatly improve the experience for the end-user and enhance performance, read our Swiss Paraplegic Group or Nuklearforum Schweiz case studies.

In closing, decoupled web development future proofs your website, streamlines development, and saves time on costly maintenance for upgrade work down the line. To us, that represents outstanding business value. 

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