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Alternatives to JSON API

REST, GraphQL, OpenAPI, OData, and Oracle PL/SQL are the most popular alternatives and competitors to JSON API.
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What is JSON API and what are its top alternatives?

It is most widely used data format for data interchange on the web. This data interchange can happen between two computers applications at different geographical locations or running within same hardware machine.
JSON API is a tool in the Query Languages category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to JSON API

  • REST

    REST

    An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies. ...

  • GraphQL

    GraphQL

    GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012. ...

  • OpenAPI

    OpenAPI

    It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service. ...

  • OData

    OData

    It is an ISO/IEC approved, OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs. It helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the various approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats, query options, etc. ...

  • Oracle PL/SQL

    Oracle PL/SQL

    It is a powerful, yet straightforward database programming language. It is easy to both write and read, and comes packed with lots of out-of-the-box optimizations and security features. ...

  • Oracle PL/SQL

    Oracle PL/SQL

    It is a powerful, yet straightforward database programming language. It is easy to both write and read, and comes packed with lots of out-of-the-box optimizations and security features. ...

  • Prisma

    Prisma

    Prisma is an open-source database toolkit. It replaces traditional ORMs and makes database access easy with an auto-generated query builder for TypeScript & Node.js. ...

  • Graphene

    Graphene

    Graphene is a Python library for building GraphQL schemas/types fast and easily. ...

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    I just finished the very first version of my new hobby project: #MovieGeeks. It is a minimalist online movie catalog for you to save the movies you want to see and for rating the movies you already saw. This is just the beginning as I am planning to add more features on the lines of sharing and discovery

    For the #BackEnd I decided to use Node.js , GraphQL and MongoDB:

    1. Node.js has a huge community so it will always be a safe choice in terms of libraries and finding solutions to problems you may have

    2. GraphQL because I needed to improve my skills with it and because I was never comfortable with the usual REST approach. I believe GraphQL is a better option as it feels more natural to write apis, it improves the development velocity, by definition it fixes the over-fetching and under-fetching problem that is so common on REST apis, and on top of that, the community is getting bigger and bigger.

    3. MongoDB was my choice for the database as I already have a lot of experience working on it and because, despite of some bad reputation it has acquired in the last months, I still believe it is a powerful database for at least a very long list of use cases such as the one I needed for my website

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    Nick Rockwell
    SVP, Engineering at Fastly | 42 upvotes 路 1.4M views

    When I joined NYT there was already broad dissatisfaction with the LAMP (Linux Apache HTTP Server MySQL PHP) Stack and the front end framework, in particular. So, I wasn't passing judgment on it. I mean, LAMP's fine, you can do good work in LAMP. It's a little dated at this point, but it's not ... I didn't want to rip it out for its own sake, but everyone else was like, "We don't like this, it's really inflexible." And I remember from being outside the company when that was called MIT FIVE when it had launched. And been observing it from the outside, and I was like, you guys took so long to do that and you did it so carefully, and yet you're not happy with your decisions. Why is that? That was more the impetus. If we're going to do this again, how are we going to do it in a way that we're gonna get a better result?

    So we're moving quickly away from LAMP, I would say. So, right now, the new front end is React based and using Apollo. And we've been in a long, protracted, gradual rollout of the core experiences.

    React is now talking to GraphQL as a primary API. There's a Node.js back end, to the front end, which is mainly for server-side rendering, as well.

    Behind there, the main repository for the GraphQL server is a big table repository, that we call Bodega because it's a convenience store. And that reads off of a Kafka pipeline.

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    OpenAPI

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        Joshua Dean K眉pper
        CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) | 4 upvotes 路 133.8K views

        We use Swagger Inspector in conjunction with our universal REST-API "Charon". Swagger Inspector makes testing edge-cases hassle-free and lets testing look easy. Swagger Inspector was also a great help to explore the Mojang-API, that we are dependent on, because it is the central repository for minecraft-account-data.

        We previously used Postman but decided to switch over to Swagger Inspector because it also integrated seamlessly into Swagger UI, which we use for displaying our OpenAPI specification of said REST-API.

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        Oracle PL/SQL

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        Divine Bawa
        at PayHub Ghana Limited | 15 upvotes 路 262.8K views

        I just finished a web app meant for a business that offers training programs for certain professional courses. I chose this stack to test out my skills in graphql and react. I used Node.js , GraphQL , MySQL for the #Backend utilizing Prisma as a database interface for MySQL to provide CRUD APIs and graphql-yoga as a server. For the #frontend I chose React, styled-components for styling, Next.js for routing and SSR and Apollo for data management. I really liked the outcome and I will definitely use this stack in future projects.

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        Munkhtegsh Munkhbat
        Software Engineer Consultant at LoanSnap | 9 upvotes 路 94.7K views

        In my last side project, I built a web posting application that has similar features as Facebook and hosted on Heroku. The user can register an account, create posts, upload images and share with others. I took an advantage of graphql-subscriptions to handle realtime notifications in the comments section. Currently, I'm at the last stage of styling and building layouts.

        For the #Backend I used graphql-yoga, Prisma, GraphQL with PostgreSQL database. For the #FrontEnd: React, styled-components with Apollo. The app is hosted on Heroku.

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        Graphene

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          Malthe J酶rgensen

          We recently switched from MongoDB and the Python library MongoEngine to PostgreSQL and Django in order to:

          • Better leverage GraphQL (using the Graphene library)
          • Allow us to use the autogenerated Django admin interface
          • Allow better performance due to the way some of our pages present data
          • Give us more a mature stack in the form of Django replacing MongoEngine, which we had some issues with in the past.

          MongoDB was hosted on mlab, and we now host Postgres on Amazon RDS .

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          Michael Mota
          Founder at AlterEstate | 6 upvotes 路 38.6K views

          We recently implemented GraphQL because we needed to build dynamic reports based on the user preference and configuration, this was extremely complicated with our actual RESTful API, the code started to get harder to maintain but switching to GraphQL helped us to to build beautiful reports for our clients that truly help them make data-driven decisions.

          Our goal is to implemented GraphQL in the whole platform eventually, we are using Graphene , a python library for Django .

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