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Alternatives to GraphQL Nexus

Apollo, graphql-yoga, Altair GraphQL, GraphQL Voyager, and GraphQL Editor are the most popular alternatives and competitors to GraphQL Nexus.
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What is GraphQL Nexus and what are its top alternatives?

It is a declarative, code-first and strongly typed GraphQL schema construction for TypeScript & JavaScript.
GraphQL Nexus is a tool in the GraphQL Tools category of a tech stack.
GraphQL Nexus is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to GraphQL Nexus's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to GraphQL Nexus

  • Apollo
    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. ...

  • graphql-yoga
    graphql-yoga

    Easiest way to run a GraphQL server: Sensible defaults & includes everything you need with minimal setup.;Includes Subscriptions: Built-in support for GraphQL subscriptions using WebSockets.;Compatible: Works with all GraphQL clients (Apollo, Relay...) and fits seamless in your GraphQL workflow. ...

  • Altair GraphQL
    Altair GraphQL

    A beautiful feature-rich GraphQL Client IDE for all platforms. Enables you interact with any GraphQL server you are authorized to access from any platform you are on. Much like Postman for GraphQL, you can easily test and optimize your Grap ...

  • GraphQL Voyager
    GraphQL Voyager

    Represent any GraphQL API as an interactive graph. It's time to finally see the graph behind GraphQL. ...

  • GraphQL Editor
    GraphQL Editor

    Visual GraphQL Editor is a visual backend editor that speed's up software development and improve's communication with non-tech people. It's a is a bridge between tech and non-tech users. Professionals can import their previously written code and visualize it on diagram while newbies can link visual blocks and editor will transform them into code. Our tool makes understanding GraphQL schema a lot easier. ...

  • Serverless AppSync
    Serverless AppSync

    It allows you to easily and quickly deploy GraphQL APIs on AWS, and integrate them with AWS Lambda, DynamoDB & others. It supports all AWS AppSync features, while offering sane defaults that makes working with AppSync a lot easier without compromising on flexibility. ...

  • graphqurl
    graphqurl

    Made by the team at hasura.io, graphqurl is a curl like CLI for GraphQL.

  • GraphQL Mesh
    GraphQL Mesh

    It allows you to use GraphQL query language to access data in remote APIs that don't run GraphQL (and also ones that do run GraphQL). It can be used as a gateway to other services, or run as a local GraphQL schema that aggregates data from remote APIs. ...

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    Nick Rockwell
    SVP, Engineering at Fastly · | 44 upvotes · 2M views

    When I joined NYT there was already broad dissatisfaction with the LAMP (Linux Apache HTTP Server MySQL PHP) Stack and the front end framework, in particular. So, I wasn't passing judgment on it. I mean, LAMP's fine, you can do good work in LAMP. It's a little dated at this point, but it's not ... I didn't want to rip it out for its own sake, but everyone else was like, "We don't like this, it's really inflexible." And I remember from being outside the company when that was called MIT FIVE when it had launched. And been observing it from the outside, and I was like, you guys took so long to do that and you did it so carefully, and yet you're not happy with your decisions. Why is that? That was more the impetus. If we're going to do this again, how are we going to do it in a way that we're gonna get a better result?

    So we're moving quickly away from LAMP, I would say. So, right now, the new front end is React based and using Apollo. And we've been in a long, protracted, gradual rollout of the core experiences.

    React is now talking to GraphQL as a primary API. There's a Node.js back end, to the front end, which is mainly for server-side rendering, as well.

    Behind there, the main repository for the GraphQL server is a big table repository, that we call Bodega because it's a convenience store. And that reads off of a Kafka pipeline.

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    Adam Neary

    At Airbnb we use GraphQL Unions for a "Backend-Driven UI." We have built a system where a very dynamic page is constructed based on a query that will return an array of some set of possible “sections.” These sections are responsive and define the UI completely.

    The central file that manages this would be a generated file. Since the list of possible sections is quite large (~50 sections today for Search), it also presumes we have a sane mechanism for lazy-loading components with server rendering, which is a topic for another post. Suffice it to say, we do not need to package all possible sections in a massive bundle to account for everything up front.

    Each section component defines its own query fragment, colocated with the section’s component code. This is the general idea of Backend-Driven UI at Airbnb. It’s used in a number of places, including Search, Trip Planner, Host tools, and various landing pages. We use this as our starting point, and then in the demo show how to (1) make and update to an existing section, and (2) add a new section.

    While building your product, you want to be able to explore your schema, discovering field names and testing out potential queries on live development data. We achieve that today with GraphQL Playground, the work of our friends at #Prisma. The tools come standard with Apollo Server.

    #BackendDrivenUI

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    graphql-yoga

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      Divine Bawa
      at PayHub Ghana Limited · | 16 upvotes · 325.7K views

      I just finished a web app meant for a business that offers training programs for certain professional courses. I chose this stack to test out my skills in graphql and react. I used Node.js , GraphQL , MySQL for the #Backend utilizing Prisma as a database interface for MySQL to provide CRUD APIs and graphql-yoga as a server. For the #frontend I chose React, styled-components for styling, Next.js for routing and SSR and Apollo for data management. I really liked the outcome and I will definitely use this stack in future projects.

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      Munkhtegsh Munkhbat
      Software Engineer Consultant at LoanSnap · | 9 upvotes · 157.1K views

      In my last side project, I built a web posting application that has similar features as Facebook and hosted on Heroku. The user can register an account, create posts, upload images and share with others. I took an advantage of graphql-subscriptions to handle realtime notifications in the comments section. Currently, I'm at the last stage of styling and building layouts.

      For the #Backend I used graphql-yoga, Prisma, GraphQL with PostgreSQL database. For the #FrontEnd: React, styled-components with Apollo. The app is hosted on Heroku.

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      Altair GraphQL

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      A beautiful feature-rich GraphQL Client for all platforms
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        Available in all platforms
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        Well designed UI
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        Open source
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        GraphQL Voyager

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        GraphQL Voyager – Represent Any GraphQL API as an Interactive Graph
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            GraphQL Editor

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            Online GraphQL IDE, visualize your GraphQL Schema
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              Visualize your code on diagram
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              Fake / mocked backend
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              Generate code from diagram
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              Serverless AppSync

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                      GraphQL Mesh

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