I’m currently helping a client setup a year long marketing campaign and we decided to use Contentful as our infrastructure to manage data and content. You setup your data models like any database and then use the content created to craft any number of apps and services. Giving my clients easy access to their own data feels more professional and saves me time.
Even if you’re just taking baby steps towards digital transformation, there's a good chance you’re confused with the glossary of terms around content management options. With all these new CMS replacements popping up, you can be left scratching your head thinking "aren't these all the same?". It can seem a bit like the tower of Babel. Everyone is speaking a different language but we’re all trying to communicate the same thing.
We recently created a brand-new website at JustFix.nyc, called Eviction Free NYC. It’s an interesting experience to share. A non-profit organization’s needs can be very different from a typical website created for business use. Having spent a few years at JustFix.nyc catering to a similar audience — tenants in NYC having difficulties with their landlord — we had a good idea what the user experience needed to look like. The crowd using the website primarily used mobile devices, in areas with low reception. English may not be their native language as well.
You can stitch APIs together thanks to GraphQL. It’s an incredibly useful approach that let’s you have unified, transparent access to multiple GraphQL APIs. This can make it easier to access data that is split across multiple APIs without understanding where exactly it’s located. In part one, we looked at the concept and purpose behind combining APIs. In this sequel, we will delve into a working example of GraphQL schema stitching to appreciate how it all works.
I hope you've had a great holiday season and 2019 is off to a good start. We're kicking off the year with an update full of new features, articles about GraphQL, and information about our Meetups for this quarter.
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