By Amelia Winger-Bearskin, on Jul 15, 2020

The Contentful developer newsletter, July

Hello friends, the Contentful developer newsletter celebrates building digital products, web development and all things Contentful. This month, puns from our succulent neighborhood:

Plant puns: LGTM, It's about thyme!

Exciting things from the internet

WTFJS

A list of funny and tricky JavaScript examples curated by Denys Dovhan.

Theremin time!

It’s been 100 years since the theremin was created. Here is a fun project by Richard Yee using tonejs to create a virtual theremin on the web. Want to visualize your theremin music? Here are some awesome audio visualization tools, tutorials, libraries, codepens and more curated by Willian Justen, Luis Henrique and Marcio Ribeiro.

Awesome GraphQL

A curated collection of awesome Graph QL resources maintained by CT Lin.

WTFJS
A list of funny and tricky JavaScript examples curated by Denys Dovhan.

Theremin time! 
It’s been 100 years since the theremin was created. Here is a fun project by Richard Yee using tonejs to create a virtual theremin on the web. Want to visualize your theremin music? Here are some awesome audio visualization tools, tutorials, libraries, codepens and more curated by Willian Justen, Luis Henrique and Marcio Ribeiro.


Awesome GraphQL
A curated collection of awesome Graph QL resources maintained by CT Lin.

Community starter of the month

Medium styled blog

This starter by Maxi Gimenez uses Next and Contentful to create a medium styled blog.

Awesome people making awesome things

Gatsby+Contentful+Algolia Search webinar

This video by Marcelo Lewin and Matthew Foyle, a senior solutions engineer at Algolia, shows how to integrate Contentful and Algolia Search into a Gatsby.js-driven blog site.

Building a website + blog with Gridsome, Tailwind CSS and Contentful

In this tutorial by Connor Reilly, you get down to building the actual pages, writing your GraphQL queries and styling with Tailwind.

Two Gatsby Cloud tutorials

Obinna Ekwuno has two great tutorials on creating a blog post on Gatsby Cloud with Contentful and setting up a Gatsby site for incremental builds with Contentful on Gatsby Cloud.

Thank you for being awesome and part of our community!

If you build something that you’d like to share with the community, please reach out or join our slack org.

Contentful corner

11ty + Contentful starter

Contentful Developer Evangelist Shy Ruparel has made a great Contentful 11ty starter.

Apps and open source guide to making Contentful truly yours 

Stefan Judis and Alex Suevalov share how to extend Contentful’s open source markdown editor.

Guest blog post on Contentful’s rich text field

Super star Marcelo Lewin has written a guest blog post on our blog on Contentful’s rich text field. It's a great read, and you can see more of Marcelo’s content on his personal website.

Contentful tip

While Stefan Judis was playing around with the Contentful GraphQL API one morning, he noticed that you can check the `linkedFrom` field if you want to find out what entries link to other entries. You can see the video of his query on twitter.

Changelog

MUX app

The Mux app has been introduced to the Contentful marketplace. Mux allows users to upload their video content from inside the Contentful web app. See the Mux documentation for more information on installation and configuration.

Contentful's accessible design system Forma 36 

Forma 36 now has a new accessible and perceivable color palette for the Contentful web app and across our design system components.

Until next time!

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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.

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