By Amelia Winger-Bearskin, on Apr 17, 2020

The Contentful developer newsletter, April 2020

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Hey folks,

Amelia from the developer relations team here with this month’s Contentful developer update.

πŸ›‘ Stop-the-spread.dev

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Getting information to your community is more important than ever. That's why we teamed up with Netlify, Gatsby and Stackbit to create a simple, free JAMstack-based static site template to build sites that share announcements related to Covid-19. A developer can spin up a new website in minutes, but lots of organizations lack coding resources β€” we’re looking for volunteers to help those in need! You can read more about this project in our blog.

πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“Become a Contentful Certified Professional

Last week I became a Contentful Certified Professional. πŸŽ‰ If you want to test your knowledge of Contentful and share your expertise with the greater community, you may want to become one, too!

πŸ“Ί Contentful apps, Forma 36 and React live-demoing

Rouven and David just hosted a webinar on the new Contentful App Framework. It covered Contentful apps basics, the design system Forma 36, and even included a live demo of David building an app with React!

Learn more about how to customize and extend the Contentful interface with the recorded version.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» My favorite community content

πŸ“– A brief introduction to a Headless CMS App: Next.js, Apollo, and Contentful with GraphQL – Daniel Correa wrote up a valuable starter tutorial for the NACG stack (and yeah, you got me β€” I totally made up the NACG stack πŸ™ˆ).

▢️ Favorite developer tools that help me every day β€” quick and informal! Amadeus Mader shares his favorite coding tools. My favorite one is Husky, which you definitely should check out!

▢️ CMS of '20s for React – Yevhenii Moroz shares what he learned on his search for a CMS for React sites that makes developers and content creators happy.Β 

πŸ¦₯ Hang out with us

Blueprints are coming up fast! Blueprints are two full-day virtual events (April 30 for North America and May 12 for Europe) that bring together experts at the forefront of digital transformation. It’s all about scaling up your digital architecture, equipping you with a strategy and giving you tips on how to accelerate your digital experiences at scale. You can sign up for free! πŸŽ‰

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If you're building something cool with Contentful, let me know so that I can share it in this newsletter or with our contribution program. Otherwise, join the Contentful community Slack to chat with us in real-time. That's all for now, but I'll be back again next month!

Best,

Amelia

Amelia Winger-Bearskin
San Francisco, USA

Amelia Winger-Bearskin is a developer evangelist for Contentful. She has worked on creative technology, VR/AR/XR and machine learning for over 15 years in emerging technology research and development labs in academia, FinTech and startups.