GraphQL vs MongoDB Compass

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Pros of GraphQL
Pros of MongoDB Compass
  • 75
    Schemas defined by the requests made by the user
  • 63
    Will replace RESTful interfaces
  • 62
    The future of API's
  • 49
    The future of databases
  • 13
    Self-documenting
  • 12
    Get many resources in a single request
  • 6
    Query Language
  • 6
    Ask for what you need, get exactly that
  • 3
    Fetch different resources in one request
  • 3
    Type system
  • 3
    Evolve your API without versions
  • 2
    Ease of client creation
  • 2
    GraphiQL
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 1
    "Open" document
  • 1
    Fast prototyping
  • 1
    Supports subscription
  • 1
    Standard
  • 1
    Good for apps that query at build time. (SSR/Gatsby)
  • 1
    1. Describe your data
  • 1
    Better versioning
  • 1
    Backed by Facebook
  • 1
    Easy to learn
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    Cons of GraphQL
    Cons of MongoDB Compass
    • 4
      Hard to migrate from GraphQL to another technology
    • 4
      More code to type.
    • 2
      Takes longer to build compared to schemaless.
    • 1
      No support for caching
    • 1
      All the pros sound like NFT pitches
    • 1
      No support for streaming
    • 1
      Works just like any other API at runtime
    • 1
      N+1 fetch problem
    • 1
      No built in security
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      What is GraphQL?

      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.

      What is MongoDB Compass?

      Visually explore your data. Run ad hoc queries in seconds. Interact with your data with full CRUD functionality. View and optimize your query performance.

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