Contentful December developer update

I'm 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.

Shy Ruparel, on Dec 24, 2018

Dynamic schema generation for changing data models

Every Contentful user has their own content model, which consists of varying content types. With no two users’ content models being the same, each user’s data model is used to generate a GraphQL schema that is tailored to them. This means we have a slightly different set of challenges compared to the average user when they use GraphQL or build GraphQL APIs. Dynamic schema generation works with the GraphQL API to generate GraphQL schemas that address different, changing models. In this article, you will learn more about this fresh approach and how it works to your benefit.

Stephan Schneider, on Dec 21, 2018

Doubling down on security: passwords and best practices

In the early days of computers and the web, security was a very straightforward and seemingly simple thing. You had two strings — a username and password — that served as access keys to virtually unlock a login screen or dialog box. The vast amount of connectivity we have today has changed everything, including practices with passwords. Therefore, it’s important to know the differences between current practices and ones that have fallen out of relevance.

Brad Soo, on Dec 20, 2018

Personalizing the web for the modern user with Contentful and Frosmo

Consumer expectations for a superior user experience are growing rapidly — users expect a consistent experience when switching between devices and the expectation level for user experiences is no longer set by direct competitors. Instead, global giant vendors such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix dictate and set the bar for user experience, and there are only a few ways to compete against them; one of which is personalization.

Maija Erkheikki & Riikka Helkkula, on Dec 13, 2018

Sharing data across services – connecting all the serverless dots

Web development is one of these areas that’s continuously evolving and changing. New programming languages appear and disappear. Technology improves and matures. This evolution leads to new best practices, and most importantly very different software stacks than a few years ago.

Stefan Judis, on Dec 13, 2018

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