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Apollo vs Flynn: What are the differences?

What is Apollo? 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.

What is Flynn? Next generation open source platform as a service. Flynn lets you deploy apps with git push and containers. Developers can deploy any app to any cluster in seconds.

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

"From the creators of Meteor" is the primary reason why developers consider Apollo over the competitors, whereas "Free" was stated as the key factor in picking Flynn.

Apollo and Flynn are both open source tools. Apollo with 7.53K GitHub stars and 935 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Flynn with 7.24K GitHub stars and 534 GitHub forks.

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.

What is Flynn?

Flynn lets you deploy apps with git push and containers. Developers can deploy any app to any cluster in seconds.
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      What are some alternatives to Apollo and Flynn?
      Helios
      Helios is a Docker orchestration platform for deploying and managing containers across an entire fleet of servers. Helios provides a HTTP API as well as a command-line client to interact with servers running your containers.
      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.
      Python
      Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
      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.
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      Decisions about Apollo and Flynn
      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 Apollo and Flynn
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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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