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What is Apollo?

Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.
Apollo is a tool in the Platform as a Service category of a tech stack.
Apollo is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Apollo's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Apollo?

469 companies reportedly use Apollo in their tech stacks, including The New York Times, medium.com, and CircleCI.

1635 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apollo.

Apollo Integrations

GraphQL, Gatsby, Prisma, Google Code Prettify, and PostGraphile are some of the popular tools that integrate with Apollo. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with Apollo.
Pros of Apollo
From the creators of Meteor
Great documentation
Open source
Real time if use subscription
Decisions about Apollo

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Apollo in their tech stack.

Needs advice

Hi all - we've built a very custom and complex application and UI using custom Vue.js + Nuxt.js, which sits on top of a GraphQL API provided by Symfony.

It's a completely custom UI for administration with lots of complex data relationships and the way we've done it has worked very well... however...

Now we need to build a second part of the system, which is a simpler CRUD style application for managing a simpler data object, but one that still has many relationships. It doesn't need quite as much flexibility, but we do need to deliver it faster if possible.

We've looked at various options, for example: - What we've got (Symfony/GraphQL/Apollo/Vue/Nuxt) - A simpler version of the above using a REST API - Symfony + API-Platform + Vue3 - Native Symfony server rendered

When we consider other frameworks, we always seem to hit stumbling blocks - my lead developer is not keen to use anything that will restrict what he can do, but I also need to consider whether there are faster / cheaper / better solutions out there.

The frameworks all seem to be able to create the code to update / delete individual data tables with ease, but make it difficult / impossible when there are complex data relationships.

Does anyone have any other ideas before we continue the way we are doing things?

Thanks in advance.

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Michael Huggett
Software Engineer at Hobbyist/Early Startups | 5 upvotes 路 36.6K views
Needs advice

SaaS project and need to decide on a front-end framework. Will use Node.js for restful API services, and PostgreSQL for the database. Possibly introduce Prisma/Apollo if required. Infrastructure is likely to be AWS. This is a business to business SaaS project, not the consumer. 1-2K potential org subscribers, where the orgs are small businesses with 1-15 employees. The product would be used daily, mostly serving the North American market. I'm struggling with what front-end framework. I lean towards Vue.js/ Nuxt.js as it's what I have the most experience with, it's an easier learning curve for new inexperienced developers, and it had great growth in recent years. However, React/Next.js are established frameworks, with a larger community but a steeper learning curve (if I can't get intermediate to senior react developers) and I haven't worked with it. I'm looking for not answers, but advice from the community regarding what other factors I should be considering when deciding. This is a new project (not a re-write of an existing one). Appreciate everyone's feedback.

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George Krachtopoulos
Needs advice
Relay FrameworkRelay Framework

I am working on a production-ready website, and I need to fetch data from a GraphQL API built with Apollo Server. I would like to use Relay, due to performance optimizations, but the docs are too complicated, and the community is not as extended as Apollo's one. If anyone has used both tools or has faced similar questions, I would really appreciate your comment and your opinion on this.

Note: I will also be using Next.js with Static Site Generation, which provides multiple performance optimizations.

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Needs advice

Im getting a empty object [] or [ ] in my console, my getPosts is working in my MERN+Apollo/GraphQL Stack, but..... not the others, the fields are showing in my getStop, getItems, but its not showing the data from MongoDB

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Needs advice
Quasar FrameworkQuasar Framework

We want to build an e/m-learning platform, so please guide us on choosing Quasar Framework or Vuetify? Our preferred tech stack is - Vue.js, GraphQL, Apollo. Which is best suited for the production-level UI framework?

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Needs advice

We are starting to work on a web-based platform aiming to connect artists (clients) and professional freelancers (service providers). In-app, timeline-based, real-time communication between users (& storing it), file transfers, and push notifications are essential core features. We are considering using Node.js, ExpressJS, React, MongoDB stack with Socket.IO & Apollo, or maybe using Real-Time Database and functionalities of Firebase.

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Apollo Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Apollo?
Helios is a Docker orchestration platform for deploying and managing containers across an entire fleet of servers. Helios provides a HTTP API as well as a command-line client to interact with servers running your containers.
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.
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Relay Framework
Never again communicate with your data store using an imperative API. Simply declare your data requirements using GraphQL and let Relay figure out how and when to fetch your data.
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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