Meet the Example App - your kick-off point for developing with Contentful

As developers, we know that selecting the best stack for the job is never easy. That’s why we at Contentful have been working hard to give you The Example App — a series of reference applications that walks you through the basics of Contentful.

Brad Soo & Mario Bodemann, on Dec 4, 2018

A loosely-coupled approach to creating MailChimp campaigns with Contentful webhooks

There’s no point in producing compelling content if no-one knows it’s been published. And despite its ancient status, email is still an extremely popular and effective method for notifying subscribers. Contentful, via its webhooks functionality, provides a thoroughly modern, highly flexible approach to generating email notifications that keeps your code and design entirely separate. So, let’s delve a little deeper into what’s required to trigger the creation of a campaign in MailChimp.

Chris Knowles, on Nov 30, 2018

Seven signs you’ve outgrown your CMS

We’ve compiled a list of common signs that you’ve outgrown your CMS. It includes:

  • A look at the signs and symptoms within your workflow and technology that reveal it’s time to transform
  • Your next steps to fix the productivity problems within your organization
  • Why you should consider content infrastructure as the solution
Maria Valatkaite, on Nov 29, 2018

More than just serving JSON – five requirements of your next API-first CMS

When your job is to build digital products, sooner or later you will have the urge to provide your co-workers with a way to edit content within your product. It is true that you can start with "just an API" that returns JSON to achieve quick results; but in the long run, management of cross-platform and scalable content means way more than “just serving JSON”.

Stefan Judis, on Nov 29, 2018

Writing GraphQL queries in native Ruby = Love ❤️

GraphQL has made waves with front-end developers, but if you’re a backend developer, chances are it hasn’t infiltrated your world –– you might not even know what it is. And it’s not your fault. There has been a limited amount of blog posts, talks and information around using GraphQL APIs on languages that don’t have an official Apollo client.

David Litvak, on Nov 20, 2018


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