What is PostGraphile?
Execute one command (or mount one Node.js middleware) and get an instant high-performance GraphQL API for your PostgreSQL database
PostGraphile is a tool in the Query Languages category of a tech stack.
PostGraphile is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PostGraphile's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses PostGraphile?
18 companies reportedly use PostGraphile in their tech stacks, including HearMe, Fielda, and Booking.
67 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PostGraphile.
Node.js, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, ExpressJS, and Apollo are some of the popular tools that integrate with PostGraphile. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with PostGraphile.
Pros of PostGraphile
Postgres based authentication
Great developer support
Database first with no braking changes
Simple to set up and scale
Bye bye Resolvers
Back to database first
9 Automatically generates your GraphQL schema
Easy setup of relationships and permissions
Instant production ready GraphQL
Works with new and existing databases
- instant GraphQL schema via reflection over PostgreSQL database API
- compiles complex GraphQL queries into very few SQL statements resulting in high performance
- built entirely from plugins - heavily customisable
- support for PostgreSQL RBAC and RLS
- watch mode (monitors for database schema changes) for great DX
- standalone server, express middleware, or GraphQL schema
- integration with Express auth via pgSettings (e.g. Passport.js, optional)
- JWT auth (optional)
- very strong support for PostgreSQL functions
- simple to set up and scale
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