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Databases, graphs, and GraphQL: The past, present, and future

GraphQL was never conceived as a query language for databases. Yet, it's increasingly being used for this purpose. Here's why, and how.

Hasura connects GraphQL to the REST of the world

The addition of REST support is a bridging strategy that will make it easier for organizations conducting modern API-driven development to run their GraphQL queries without having to create new clients.

Netflix Open Sources GraphQL for Spring Boot

Netflix has open sourced its Domain Graph Service (DGS) framework, which the content streaming service developed to simplify the implementation of GraphQL, for standalone and federated GraphQL services.

ProgrammableWeb Article

Facebook Adds Relay Hooks for Improved GraphQL Data Fetching

Dgraph Labs Launches Slash GraphQL, Industry’s First GraphQL-Native Database Backend-As-A-Service

Slash GraphQL is the fastest possible way for developers to get started with GraphQL, providing a zero set-up GraphQL backend, optimized for performance and scale.

How Square accelerates product development with Apollo GraphQL

Square started their journey in 2009 with a credit card reader that plugged into the iPhone and iPhone app using a single Ruby on on Rail service. Since then, they have grown into an international company providing a suite of products and platforms to help businesses and individuals participate in the economy. In our webinar, Tech Lead on the Platform, Infrastructure, and Engineering Team, Lenny Burdette, discusses how Square works with Apollo to build a better experience for their customers.

Beyond REST

Rapid Development with GraphQL Microservices

GraphQL Hive - Manage Your GraphQL API Workflow

Today, we're happy to announce GraphQL Hive - a registry of schemas to manage, safeguard and optimize your team's workflows when deploying GraphQL services. Hold your horses, we're not publicly launching it yet, it's only the start of a beta testing program we give out today. Sign up for early access!

Dgraph v21.03: Resilient Rocket Release

It’s time for the first major Dgraph release of 2021. Dgraph v21.03 is also known as the Resilient Rocket release. The Dgraph team took inspiration from Rocket’s brilliant engineering and heavy armory while building the robust features of v21.03.

GraphQL API Security best practices with AWS AppSync and Amplify

AWS AppSync is a fully managed service which allows to deploy and interact with serverless scalable GraphQL backends on AWS. AppSync uses security best practices that AWS has developed operating large systems at scale in the cloud, with built-in DDoS protection in all its GraphQL API endpoints leveraging the infrastructure, technologies, and techniques that AWS uses for many other services. Amplify is a platform and framework used to build secure and scalable applications in the cloud with enhanced development velocity. In this session, we go into AppSync’s security features and describe when and how to use them for your own applications. Also, we show how Amplify GraphQL Transform directives can simplify GraphQL schema definitions and authorization rules for AppSync APIs.

Announcing the Neo4j GraphQL Library Beta Release

In this article, Daniel Starns walks through setting up a Node.js Neo4j GraphQL API application, using Neo4j Sandbox, mutating data, and then querying that data.

Dgraph GraphQL database users detail graph use cases

Graph DB vendor Dgraph Labs is expanding its AWS cloud footprint with new regions and adding change data capture capabilities in its latest open source release.

Apollo GraphQL Makes Federated Server More Accessible

In advance of its online GraphQL Summit this week, Apollo GraphQL announced today it has updated its Apollo Federation offering that enables a GraphQL Server to span multiple platforms, making it more accessible to a wider range of developers using different tools.

Why Shopify Favors GraphQL over REST for Its APIs

GraphQL, a query language for APIs and a server-side runtime for executing those queries, has become one of the most popular ways for web applications to fetch data. It’s increasingly a go-to solution for Single-Page Applications (SPAs), serverless offerings, Jamstack frameworks, and other modern applications. Most importantly, it’s become the technology of choice for building APIs for some internet companies — in many of those cases, usurping the traditional REST method of fetching data.

Code Story E17: Matt Debergalis, Apollo GraphQL

Matt DeBergalis has been into tech since he was a boy, playing games like Flight Simulator on his Commodore 64 and reviewing the schematics in the handbook. To Matt, computers are tools to make things possible… and enable people to do it quickly. He loves community building, with his background in politics, and he loves the open source world. He finds that it’s a powerful force for organizing people to create what wasn’t possible before.

The Big Hasura User Conference

We’re bringing together users from all over the world for a 2 day celebration of all things Hasura! It is a conference about you, and your success. Discover the amazing products developers are building, level up your Hasura skills with live, in-depth workshops and hear about all the big features and updates we are making to the Hasura GraphQL Engine and Hasura Cloud. Enjoy a deep-dive into the tech that makes Hasura...well...Hasura.

Other GraphQL Foundation News

Federated GraphQL @ Walmart

This post talks about Walmart's motivation to adopt Federated GraphQL and some of the use cases & patterns that we saw with migrating REST based Orchestrators to Federated GraphQL.

Apollo Extends Explorer GraphQL IDE to Development Environments

GraphQL tooling company Apollo introduced a version of Apollo Studio, its cloud-based service for developing and delivering a data graph (and a rebrand of its Graph Manager), that allows developers to build graphs and test queries on a locally running GraphQL server, rather than in production.

How Netflix Scales its API with GraphQL Federation (Part 2)

In this post, Netflix looks at what is needed to run a federated GraphQL platform successfully — from their journey implementing it to lessons learned.

GraphQL January

Hasura launched a 3 week series of articles, live-streams, and A.M.As for GraphQL beginners and experts

Nexus 1.0: A Major Release for Type-Safe, Code-First GraphQL APIs

Prisma is a core contributor to Nexus, a library for building code-first and type-safe GraphQL APIs. Nexus has just reached 1.0. In this post, we'll recap what Nexus is and the value it brings and what's new at 1.0.

2021 technology trend review, part one: Blockchain, cloud, open source

Blockchain's DeFi-ning moment. Cloud, Kubernetes, and GraphQL. Open source is winning, open source creators are losing. A reality check on key technological drivers for the new decade.

Enterprise application trends that will impact 2021

The past year evoked a wave of new software needs, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and increased needs for availability. Here are some 2020 trends that will take shape in 2021.

Top 20 GraphQL Jobs Postings

A listing of the top 20 GraphQL jobs postings provided by Dice.

GraphQL Anywhere - Our Journey With GraphQL Mesh and Schema Stitching - Uri Goldshtein

During our work with many different clients from all shapes and sizes, The Guild had to come up with all kinds of innovative solutions to help customers achieve the most out of GraphQL and help adopt it more easily. During that talk I will mention how you could use GraphQL in places you though it wasn’t possible, share open source tools to help you and provide new perspectives about why GraphQL is a great technology.

New GraphQL Modules 

The Guild announced GraphQL Modules 1.0 as a major rewrite after 3 years of experience. The new version includes better simplicity and performance.

GraphQL Mesh

With GraphQL Mesh you can now wrap any existing API and add reactivity to it - check out this blog post about how to do it.


spotify-graphql is approaching v2.0 as a complete rewrite, instead of manual code it uses GraphQL Mesh under the hood to generate the API

Dgraph: Native GraphQL Database with Manish Jain

GraphQL has changed the common design patterns for the interface between backend and frontend. This is usually achieved by the presence of a GraphQL server, which interprets and federates a query from the frontend to the backend server infrastructure. Dgraph is a distributed graph database with native GraphQL support. Manish Jain is a founder of Dgraph, and joins the show to talk about its purpose and his vision for the future of the technology.

Other GraphQL Foundation News

We recently welcomed the newest member of the GraphQL Foundation - The Guild

Check out the blog post about The Guild joining the GraphQL Foundation.

GraphQL was accepted to the Google Season of Docs (GSoD)

@carolstran will be working on the FAQ section of graphql.org

Working Group Recordings

All Working Group recordings have been published on YouTube.

GraphQL over HTTP Moved to GraphQL Foundation

The GraphQL over HTTP package has been moved to the GraphQL Foundation.

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