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Anvil vs Apollo: What are the differences?

Developers describe Anvil as "Drag and Drop Python Web App Builder". Anvil is a platform for building and hosting full-stack web apps written entirely in Python. Drag & drop your UI, then write Python on the front-end and back-end to make it all work. Web development has never been this easy (or fast)!. On the other hand, Apollo is detailed as "GraphQL server for Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa and more". Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.

Anvil and Apollo can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Apollo is an open source tool with 7.53K GitHub stars and 935 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apollo's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Anvil?

Anvil is a platform for building and hosting full-stack web apps written entirely in Python. Drag & drop your UI, then write Python on the front-end and back-end to make it all work. Web development has never been this easy (or fast)!

What is Apollo?

Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.
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          What are some alternatives to Anvil and Apollo?
          Heroku
          Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
          Google App Engine
          Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
          AWS Elastic Beanstalk
          Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.
          OpenShift
          OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
          Azure Websites
          Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds. Focus on your application code, and let Azure take care of the infrastructure to scale and securely run it for you.
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          Decisions about Anvil and Apollo
          Russel Werner
          Russel Werner
          Lead Engineer at StackShare · | 17 upvotes · 202.6K views
          atStackShareStackShare
          Redis
          Redis
          CircleCI
          CircleCI
          Webpack
          Webpack
          Amazon CloudFront
          Amazon CloudFront
          Amazon S3
          Amazon S3
          GitHub
          GitHub
          Heroku
          Heroku
          Rails
          Rails
          Node.js
          Node.js
          Apollo
          Apollo
          Glamorous
          Glamorous
          React
          React
          #FrontEndRepoSplit
          #Microservices
          #SSR
          #StackDecisionsLaunch

          StackShare Feed is built entirely with React, Glamorous, and Apollo. One of our objectives with the public launch of the Feed was to enable a Server-side rendered (SSR) experience for our organic search traffic. When you visit the StackShare Feed, and you aren't logged in, you are delivered the Trending feed experience. We use an in-house Node.js rendering microservice to generate this HTML. This microservice needs to run and serve requests independent of our Rails web app. Up until recently, we had a mono-repo with our Rails and React code living happily together and all served from the same web process. In order to deploy our SSR app into a Heroku environment, we needed to split out our front-end application into a separate repo in GitHub. The driving factor in this decision was mostly due to limitations imposed by Heroku specifically with how processes can't communicate with each other. A new SSR app was created in Heroku and linked directly to the frontend repo so it stays in-sync with changes.

          Related to this, we need a way to "deploy" our frontend changes to various server environments without building & releasing the entire Ruby application. We built a hybrid Amazon S3 Amazon CloudFront solution to host our Webpack bundles. A new CircleCI script builds the bundles and uploads them to S3. The final step in our rollout is to update some keys in Redis so our Rails app knows which bundles to serve. The result of these efforts were significant. Our frontend team now moves independently of our backend team, our build & release process takes only a few minutes, we are now using an edge CDN to serve JS assets, and we have pre-rendered React pages!

          #StackDecisionsLaunch #SSR #Microservices #FrontEndRepoSplit

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          Munkhtegsh Munkhbat
          Munkhtegsh Munkhbat
          Software Engineer Consultant at LoanSnap · | 9 upvotes · 19.2K views
          GraphQL
          GraphQL
          Apollo
          Apollo
          React
          React
          Heroku
          Heroku
          styled-components
          styled-components
          PostgreSQL
          PostgreSQL
          Prisma
          Prisma
          graphql-yoga
          graphql-yoga
          #Frontend
          #Backend

          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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          How developers use Anvil and Apollo
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          jasonmjohnson uses ApolloApollo

          Apollo will be used to make requests to the GraphQL server and manage data handling/caching of responses.

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          Tanguy Cazalets uses ApolloApollo

          Implémentation de GraphQL

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