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Stories from the Blok #7: In the Magic Land of Storyblok SDKs

Gillian Mays
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Towards the end of our recent Stories from the Blok #7 Frameworks Edition, our very own Alex Jover Morales took to the stage. As a developer relations engineer at Storyblok, he was uniquely suited to take a look at Storyblok SDKs and offer some insight into how they can be used. You can either catch his talk in the video below or keep reading for a short recap.

Alex began by covering the importance of the Developer Experience (DX) and how Software Development Kits (SDKs) play a role. Alex believes there are three essential steps in providing a high-quality DX:

  1. Make the technology easy to use
  2. Minimize the steps developers need to reach their goal
  3. Provide a consistent user experience

He then raised an important question: if developers often need to use the same basic code to start different projects, why do they have to redo it over and over again? Why can’t there be a foundation that eliminates the need for such repetitive work?

To answer the question, he shifted gears and started talking about the Storyblok SDKs. He pointed out that all users have to do to connect a framework like Nuxt 3 to Storyblok was install and configure it, create the Vue components, then use just two lines of code for an entire page’s framework. It automatically connects to the Storyblok Visual Editor, enabling the real-time editing capability.

The result is an easier time for developers and content creators who will continue to use the backend technology. He also mentioned that you can do the same process for all of Storyblok’s supported SDKs – no matter which you choose, it will always be that simple. Moreover, the fact that the process is as similar as possible across different technologies makes things more standardized and thus easier to use, which is an integral part of creating a positive DX.

Alex was the final individual speaker in a long line of other impressive presenters: Chance Strickland, Fred K. Schott, and Tan Li Hau. Check out their talks to learn more about their favorite frameworks, or catch up with all of them at the final panel here.