The proliferation of new digital channels and an accelerated pace of innovation, driven by new technologies and the cloud, have led to more software being built than ever before. Software isn’t just being made by software companies any more—it’s something that’s popping up across industries, disrupting existing business models and inventing new ones in their place.
Content management has long been an outdated part of the modern software development process — our mission is to change that. Since our humble beginnings, we’ve offered an API-first content architecture giving engineers a scalable, automation-friendly approach to content creation. We’re now taking content management one step further — say hello to space environments.
Polly Politician is looking to get voted into office. She has teamed up with Selly Celebrity, and together they are running an SMS voter campaign. This article will explain how to integrate Contentful and the Twilio Programmable SMS API with the Flask microframework for Python. The article will also highlight how to set up webhooks in Contentful, and how to deploy it all to AWS Lambda to make the app genuinely serverless — all in the name of getting Polly Politician as many votes as possible.
Static sites are gaining popularity. Big publishers like the Smashing Magazine rely on static site generation to serve content faster. And they do it without worrying about security fixes or scalable server setups. All you need for static site generation is a CI service that kicks off your build and a static hosting provider to serve your generated static files which we then enrich with serverless technologies.
When I wanted to make my portfolio site fast and easy to maintain, I landed on the following solution to create a static site using Contentful as my content manager, Next.js to display the data, and Netlify for hosting.