A weekly newsletter of the best news, articles and projects about GraphQL

Articles

GraphQL on Azure: Part 4 - Serverless CosmosDB

In this article, Aaron Powell demonstrates how to build a GraphQL API that uses CosmosDB with Azure Functions. Specifically, Aaron shows how to use Azure's Function bindings--a way to have the Functions runtime provide you with a connection to another service in a read, write or read/write mode. Follow along with Aaron to find out how to build a GraphQL API with Azure Functions and CosnosDB.

Adding directives to the schema in code-first GraphQL servers

In this article, Leonardo Losoviz covers how to use schema directives in code-first GraphQL servers. A known drawback to building GraphQL APIs in a code-first fashion is that there is no natural support for Schema Directives. Follow along as Leonardo demonstrates how to use Schema Directives in a code-first GraphQL API built with GraphQL by PoP.

Journey to a Federated GraphQL

In this article, Artjom Kurapov covers how Pipedrive migrated to a federated GraphQL API. He talks about how they prepared for the transition, how they carried out the migration, and also the lessons they learned along the way. Check out this article to hear the story of how Pipedrive successfully carried out a move away from REST to GraphQL.

Announcements

Dgraph launches Slash GraphQL, a GraphQL-native database Backend-as-a-Service

Dgraph Labs has just announced the launch of Slash GraphQL, a fully managed GraphQL backend service powered by Dgraph itself. The new service goes beyond just a managed Dgraph solution and tackles some of the hard parts of operating GraphQL backends. With Slash GraphQL, users are able to point to a GraphQL schema and have a backend deployed with the click of a button. Read on to find out more about what Slash GraphQL has to offer.

Announcing our $25M Series B financing

Hasura has just announced a new round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The Series B round totals $25 million and will allow Hasura to focus on a number of key activities such as community building, launching new database integrations, and actively contributing to the open source communities they depend on. Read on to find out more about Hasura's recent funding and their company direction.