What is GraphiQL?
Who uses GraphiQL?
Why developers like GraphiQL?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose GraphiQL in their tech stack.
Postman is a nice desktop #REST #API client that allows you to save requests for later use. But it does not really support GraphQL, which I use everyday at work. So it was time to look for something else.
GraphiQL is a nice toy that has a desktop client, but you cannot save requests in any organized way. Most other clients I tried were either sluggish, didn't save requests, or didn't support cookies. Lack of cookie support is a no-no for work because we use session-based authentication in our internal API.
Then I stumbled upon Insomnia REST Client, and it clicked! Cookies work, GraphQL support is pretty good, UI looks nice and goes straight to the point. The only thing it lacks is a schema explorer, but I can always use GraphiQL if I ever need one, which is almost never.
Overall, I am very happy with it, and would recommend it to anyone seriously working with GraphQL. Insomnia is a godsend!