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

Tools and Open Source

LucidQL - Quickly Design and Mock up GraphQL APIs

LucidQL is an open-source tool that helps developers migrate from legacy REST APIs to GraphQL. It also serves as a visualizer for your GraphQL API and allows you to view your GraphQL schema layout and relationships between data. Try LucidQL to see how it can help you manage your transition to GraphQL and visualize your GraphQL API.

Tools and Open Source


Still under construction but with opportunities to support (with a Github star) and contribute, Yap is a lightweight microservices API gateway in GraphQL for microservices or serverless architecture. It aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for API management and automation workflows with low-code approach and security entreprise-gradle.

Tools and Open Source


Villus is a quick GraphQL client that is simple at its core yet still contains useful abstractions for queries, mutations, and subscriptions. Villus lets you use the composition functions API, higher-order components, or the raw client and still have access to all their features, while keeping the package size under just 3kb.

Saleor Commerce

Saleor is an open source headless, GraphQL-first e-commerce platform built with Python, GraphQL, Django, and ReactJS. You can see their latest milestone, Saleor Commerce on Product Hunt here and learn how to use their GraphQL API to access all data from any web or mobile client for your dynamic online store.

Banana Cake Pop

Banana Cake Pop is a brand new GraphQL IDE which works well with Hot Chocolate (a .NET GraphQL server) and any other GraphQL server. Banana Cake Pop is still in preview and seeking feedback in their slack channel. Banana Cake Pop uses 2-phase introspection to tune the IDE to the GraphQL features that are supported by a GraphQL server. With 2-phase introspection Banana Cake Pop does not limit you to a certain GraphQL spec version but checks for certain features like repeatable directives or subscription support.