GraphQL vs PostGraphile: What are the differences?
GraphQL: A data query language and runtime. 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; PostGraphile: Instant GraphQL API for your PostgreSQL database; use standalone or as a Node.js middleware; MIT-licensed OSS. Execute one command (or mount one Node.js middleware) and get an instant high-performance GraphQL API for your PostgreSQL database.
GraphQL and PostGraphile belong to "Query Languages" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by GraphQL are:
- Client-specified queries
On the other hand, PostGraphile provides the following key features:
- instant GraphQL schema via reflection over PostgreSQL database API
- compiles complex GraphQL queries into very few SQL statements resulting in high performance
- built entirely from plugins - heavily customisable
GraphQL and PostGraphile are both open source tools. GraphQL with 11.7K GitHub stars and 753 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PostGraphile with 7.49K GitHub stars and 364 GitHub forks.
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