What do you like best?
As a Software Engineer, Contentful has been a grace to use on multiple projects with multiple use cases.
The API is straight forward and very easy to use and content structuring and linking to create dynamic and static sites is the most optimized between the varied CMSs that I have used, and it comes with a great interface for content editors and creators.
I am specifically a fan of their APP integration, which makes it so much easier to develop in certain technologies (e.g. Gatsby) and if you're using other 3rd party services for hosting or other uses.
What do you dislike?
I have honestly never run into any serious issues while using contentful in the past 3 years.
They have libraries and integrations that will fit most of your development needs
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I run a non-profit organization called Bureaucrazy with a small team, and due to the nature of the services that our organization provides, we needed a solution to be able to update or content rapidly and on the fly, with a very easy to use interface, that's why we landed on Contentful.
We use contentful to structure our data, build up dynamic pages on the site and define conditional content linking.
One of the most important benefits that we have realized is using their new APP feature, which allows us to use easier and quicker to develop technologies and run content updates through their webhooks, automated deployments and run updates with a click of a button, which before considering we're a very small team was very time-consuming.
Contentful were ass well kind enough to provide our non-profit organization with a free plan to use on our site and on our upcoming Webapp