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

Fall ‘18 Release Train: Increasing Developer Productivity and Connecting to the Modern Stack

This fall, we released significant improvements and additions to our product. One overarching theme connecting these releases is how we’re helping developers become more productive with Contentful.

Artas Bartas, on Nov 19, 2018

Contentful emerges as a Contender in the 2018 Forrester Wave: Web Content Management Systems

Today, Contentful was recognized in The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q4 2018. We are thrilled to not only be included in this list of providers, but also to be named a Contender in the Web CMS market based on the strength of our offering, company strategy and market presence.

Paul Biggs, on Nov 15, 2018

Contentful November developer update

Happy November! Even though 2018 is almost wrapped up, we're still hard at work building some cool new features. This month we're excited that our GraphQL implementation has graduated from Alpha into Beta. We're incredibly grateful to all of the community members who provided us feedback on the GraphQL alpha.

Shy Ruparel, on Nov 13, 2018


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