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What is 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.

What is PostgREST?

PostgREST serves a fully RESTful API from any existing PostgreSQL database. It provides a cleaner, more standards-compliant, faster API than you are likely to write from scratch.
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      What are some alternatives to GraphQL and PostgREST?
      gRPC
      gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...
      Falcor
      Falcor lets you represent all your remote data sources as a single domain model via a virtual JSON graph. You code the same way no matter where the data is, whether in memory on the client or over the network on the server.
      React
      Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
      graphql.js
      Lightest GraphQL client with intelligent features. You can download graphql.js directly, or you can use Bower or NPM.
      MongoDB
      MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
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      Decisions about GraphQL and PostgREST
      Collins  Ogbuzuru
      Collins Ogbuzuru
      Front-end dev at One shirt | 8 upvotes 11.3K views
      AWS Lambda
      AWS Lambda
      Prisma
      Prisma
      GraphQL
      GraphQL

      We are starting to build one shirt data logic, structure and as an online clothing store we believe good ux and ui is a goal to drive a lot of click through. The problem is, how do we fetch data and how do we abstract the gap between the Front-end devs and backend-devs as we are just two in the technical unit. We decided to go for GraphQL as our application-layer tool and Prisma for our database-layer abstracter.

      Reasons :

      GraphQL :

      1. GraphQL makes fetching of data less painful and organised.

      2. GraphQL gives you 100% assurance on data you getting back as opposed to the Rest design .

      3. GraphQL comes with a bunch of real-time functionality in form of. subscriptions and finally because we are using React (GraphQL is not React demanding, it's doesn't require a specific framework, language or tool, but it definitely makes react apps fly )

      Prisma :

      1. Writing revolvers can be fun, but imagine writing revolvers nested deep down, curry braces flying around. This is sure a welcome note to bugs and as a small team we need to focus more on what that matters more. Prisma generates this necessary CRUD resolves, mutations and subscription out of the box.

      2. We don't really have much budget at the moment so we are going to run our logic in a scalable cheap and cost effective cloud environment. Oh! It's AWS Lambda and deploying our schema to Lambda is our best bet to minimize cost and same time scale.

      We are still at development stage and I believe, working on this start up will increase my dev knowledge. Off for Lunch :)

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      Divine Bawa
      Divine Bawa
      at PayHub Ghana Limited | 13 upvotes 82.6K views
      Apollo
      Apollo
      Next.js
      Next.js
      styled-components
      styled-components
      React
      React
      graphql-yoga
      graphql-yoga
      Prisma
      Prisma
      MySQL
      MySQL
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      Node.js
      Node.js

      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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      Johnny Bell
      Johnny Bell
      Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 9 upvotes 111K views
      atStackShareStackShare
      Apollo
      Apollo
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      MobX
      MobX
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      ES6
      ES6
      React
      React
      jQuery
      jQuery
      #Context
      #Hooks馃帲

      We are always building new features and replacing old code at StackShare. Lately we have been building out new features for the frontend, and removing a lot of old jQuery code (sorry jQuery but it's time to go).

      We've mainly been using React, ES6 and JavaScript on the frontend to build out the components, and we've been slowly removing some legacy MobX and using GraphQL and Apollo for our state management, if we need to control state further than GraphQL and Apollo allows us to we use just plain React with #context , or the new fancy React #hooks馃帲 .

      As we've moved towards the above tech, its really made smashing out new features and updating legacy code super fast, and really fun!

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      Malthe J酶rgensen
      Malthe J酶rgensen
      CTO at Peergrade | 13 upvotes 34.3K views
      atPeergradePeergrade
      Amazon RDS
      Amazon RDS
      Graphene
      Graphene
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      Django
      Django
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL

      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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      Seun Kola
      Seun Kola
      CTO at Virtualrobe Limited | 7 upvotes 7.5K views
      Apollo
      Apollo
      Prisma
      Prisma
      React
      React
      GraphQL
      GraphQL

      Using GraphQL for queries and mutation on React app and Prisma database is so cool, easy and fast to learn. i often use Apollo client to integrate both ends. Most times working has a frontend developer and trying to build a MVP product quickly requires tools that require less setup on both production and development in order to test functionalities, and using GraphQL for queries surpasses Rest queries for me because of the flexibility in requesting the data you actually need and not requesting the whole dataset everytime.

      But in all, Rest is still the king since most public api support its CRUD processes more than GraphQL but lot of top companies are using it and am definitely using it for various project including my recent pet project(Delivery buddy - A platform that allows pair-to-pair delivery service).

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      Seun Kola
      Seun Kola
      CTO at Virtualrobe Limited | 2 upvotes 5.9K views
      ExpressJS
      ExpressJS
      Apollo
      Apollo
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      Prisma
      Prisma
      React Native
      React Native
      React
      React

      Have been working on a side project that focuses on sharing economy, allowing users to pickup and deliver groceries for others. Have already started working on the frontend for the web dashboard using React and plan to use React Native for the mobile app. But am in a dilemma, whether to build the backend myself for the MVP or use firebase for the backend. I need advise, has anyone use Firebase for such project and what are the pros and cons, what issues will i faced.

      Note: My proposed stack for the backend is a Prisma database, GraphQL , Apollo and ExpressJS

      Thanks in advance to everyone.

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      Munkhtegsh Munkhbat
      Munkhtegsh Munkhbat
      Software Engineer Consultant at LoanSnap | 9 upvotes 12.2K 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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      Michael Mota
      Michael Mota
      CEO & Founder at AlterEstate | 6 upvotes 5K views
      atAlterEstateAlterEstate
      Django
      Django
      Graphene
      Graphene
      GraphQL
      GraphQL

      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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      Michael Mota
      Michael Mota
      CEO & Founder at AlterEstate | 4 upvotes 535 views
      Next.js
      Next.js
      Graphene
      Graphene
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      Django
      Django

      I've been using Django for quite a long time and in my opinion I would never switch from it. My company is currently using Django with REST framework and a part in GraphQL using Graphene. On the frontend we use Next.js and so far everything has been running quite good. I've found limitations but manage to solve it.

      As someone mentioned before, if you are comfortable with Django, don't switch. There's no need since with django you can basically achieve anything. Of course this will depend on the project you want to build, but the scalability and flexibility django can offer it's just out of this world. (Don't want to sound like a fan boy haha but it really is).

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      How developers use GraphQL and PostgREST
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      jasonmjohnson uses GraphQLGraphQL

      GraphQL will be used as the public API for the data persistence layer. It communicates nicely with all other languages and can provide API responses in the format specified in the request.

      Avatar of Nick De Cooman
      Nick De Cooman uses GraphQLGraphQL

      Applied GraphQL in a side-project I'm currently working on. Using the Apollo GraphQL implementation for both server-side and React client.

      Avatar of Hevelop
      Hevelop uses GraphQLGraphQL

      From Magento 2.3 GraphQL is provider by a core implementation, this is used to implement PWA frontend.

      Avatar of Told
      Told uses GraphQLGraphQL

      We use GraphQL as our transport standard for all API calls.

      Avatar of Michael Manges
      Michael Manges uses GraphQLGraphQL

      Connecting my Gatsby site to GraphCMS.

      Avatar of AmperVue
      AmperVue uses PostgRESTPostgREST

      Production Database

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