I am really excited that 2019 is just around the corner. Even though it's coming into holiday season we're still hard at work pushing improvements and updates to Contentful that you can check out on our Changelog. In this month's update we'll be highlighting combining Mailchimp with Contentful Webhooks, GraphQL schema stitching, and some services to make building things simpler.
Chris Knowles, a developer based in Melbourne, Australia, joined our contribution program this month. He created a detailed guide on how to leverage Contentful's webhook feature to automatically generate email notifications on new content via Mailchimp.
Last month, my colleague, Rouven Wessling took the stage at GitHub Universe to talk about combining APIs via GraphQL schema stitching. In his talk, Rouven uses schema stitching to annotate the GitHub API with metadata about the repositories and users in an organization, resulting in a more powerful API that's ready to build great tooling with less effort. The recording of the talk is out and ready for some love. Grab a warm drink, get cosy, and enjoy the show.
Julien Vallini, an independent maker from France, compiled a list of his 10 favorite services he uses when creating projects. Julien is a strong proponent of "delivering value without a single line of code", through the usage of external services and we're proud that he's chosen to include us in his list. Be sure to check his post out and let me know if you discover something new!
Lastly we're really proud to have announced on our blog that we just closed a new round of funding. If you're interested, head over to our blog to learn more.
That’s it for our update this month. If you’re based in NYC, check out my Calendly to schedule a coffee with me. Otherwise head over to our events page to check out when we’ll be coming to a city near you in 2019.