GraphQL vs Sails.js: What are the differences?
What is GraphQL? 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.
What is Sails.js? Realtime MVC Framework for Node.js. Sails is designed to mimic the MVC pattern of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with scalable, service-oriented architecture.
GraphQL can be classified as a tool in the "Query Languages" category, while Sails.js is grouped under "Microframeworks (Backend)".
"Schemas defined by the requests made by the user" is the top reason why over 61 developers like GraphQL, while over 41 developers mention "Data-driven apis " as the leading cause for choosing Sails.js.
GraphQL and Sails.js are both open source tools. It seems that Sails.js with 20.6K GitHub stars and 1.85K forks on GitHub has more adoption than GraphQL with 11.7K GitHub stars and 752 GitHub forks.
Twitter, Intuit, and Yelp are some of the popular companies that use GraphQL, whereas Sails.js is used by TestLegends, HYPH, and Giguana. GraphQL has a broader approval, being mentioned in 541 company stacks & 716 developers stacks; compared to Sails.js, which is listed in 32 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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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.
Applied GraphQL in a side-project I'm currently working on. Using the Apollo GraphQL implementation for both server-side and React client.
From Magento 2.3 GraphQL is provider by a core implementation, this is used to implement PWA frontend.