Graphene vs GraphQL: What are the differences?
Developers describe Graphene as "GraphQL framework for Python". Graphene is a Python library for building GraphQL schemas/types fast and easily. On the other hand, GraphQL is detailed as "A data query language and runtime". 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.
Graphene and GraphQL belong to "Query Languages" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Graphene are:
- Easy to use: Graphene helps you use GraphQL in Python without effort.
- Relay: Graphene has builtin support for Relay
- Django: Automatic Django model mapping to Graphene Types. Check a fully working Django implementation
On the other hand, GraphQL provides the following key features:
- Client-specified queries
Graphene and GraphQL are both open source tools. GraphQL with 11.7K GitHub stars and 752 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Graphene with 4.64K GitHub stars and 494 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, GraphQL has a broader approval, being mentioned in 541 company stacks & 715 developers stacks; compared to Graphene, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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