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🎮 GraphQL IDE for better development workflows (GraphQL Subscriptions, interactive docs & collaboration)
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What is GraphQL Playground?

GraphQL IDE for better development workflows (GraphQL Subscriptions, interactive docs & collaboration).
GraphQL Playground is a tool in the Database Tools category of a tech stack.
GraphQL Playground is an open source tool with 5.4K GitHub stars and 403 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to GraphQL Playground's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses GraphQL Playground?

7 companies reportedly use GraphQL Playground in their tech stacks, including Seistreinta, Radio PPI Dunia, and Moodpeek.

15 developers on StackShare have stated that they use GraphQL Playground.

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GraphQL Playground Reviews

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Adam Neary
Adam Neary
Engineer at Airbnb · | 26 upvotes · 381.4K views
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At Airbnb we use GraphQL Unions for a "Backend-Driven UI." We have built a system where a very dynamic page is constructed based on a query that will return an array of some set of possible “sections.” These sections are responsive and define the UI completely.

The central file that manages this would be a generated file. Since the list of possible sections is quite large (~50 sections today for Search), it also presumes we have a sane mechanism for lazy-loading components with server rendering, which is a topic for another post. Suffice it to say, we do not need to package all possible sections in a massive bundle to account for everything up front.

Each section component defines its own query fragment, colocated with the section’s component code. This is the general idea of Backend-Driven UI at Airbnb. It’s used in a number of places, including Search, Trip Planner, Host tools, and various landing pages. We use this as our starting point, and then in the demo show how to (1) make and update to an existing section, and (2) add a new section.

While building your product, you want to be able to explore your schema, discovering field names and testing out potential queries on live development data. We achieve that today with GraphQL Playground, the work of our friends at #Prisma. The tools come standard with Apollo Server.


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GraphQL Playground's Features

  • Context-aware autocompletion & error highlighting
  • Interactive, multi-column docs (keyboard support)
  • Supports real-time GraphQL Subscriptions
  • GraphQL Config support with multiple Projects & Endpoints
  • Apollo Tracing support

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