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  • Apollo Layoffs
    6 projects | | 15 Dec 2022
    Depends on language, I've build GraphQL servers in a few, though mostly JavaScript and Python. For Python I used to use Graphene, these days I use Strawberry.

    For JavaScript, I originally used graphql-js and express-graphql, as these were the original libraries and I was a literal day 1 adopter. All the libraries are essentially just wrappers around graphql-js, so it's still viable to use directly. But for schema-building I now use Pothos (, I'd probably use graphql-helix as the http layer (

  • Does Apollo GraphQL cost money to use in production? And other beginner questions about GraphQL
    6 projects | | 5 Mar 2022
    If you want a lower level graphql server or might be worth checking out.
  • Code-first schema definition
    3 projects | | 23 Feb 2022
    While there are many GraphQL server packages available, we need one that will play nicely with Nuxt3's server engine (Nitro / h3). In the spirit of keeping things extensible and framework-agnostic, GraphQL Helix seems like a really good choice. Let's add it to our project:
  • What's next?
    5 projects | | 12 Dec 2021
    E.g. recently I found Graphql-helix, replaced apollo-server-micro with it and had never looked back ever since (incl. subscriptions), what else could be done better? Also in terms of DX
    5 projects | | 12 Dec 2021
    Looks interesting, have you tried graphql-helix?
  • a first look at graphQL helix
    6 projects | | 20 Sep 2021
    GraphQL Helix is a framework and runtime agnostic collection of utility functions for building your own GraphQL HTTP server. Instead of providing a complete HTTP server or middleware plugin function, GraphQL Helix only provides a handful of functions for turning an HTTP request into a GraphQL execution result. You decide how to send back the response.
  • Introducing Envelop - The GraphQL Plugin System
    12 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    import { envelop, useSchema, useLogger } from '@envelop/core'; import fastify from 'fastify'; import { processRequest, getGraphQLParameters } from 'graphql-helix'; // This creates the `getEnveloped` function for us. Behind the scense the wrapped functions are created once, here. const getEnveloped = envelop({ plugins: [useSchema(schema), useLogger()], }); const app = fastify(); app.route({ method: ['POST'], url: '/graphql', async handler(req, res) { // Here we can pass the request and make available as part of the "context". // The return value is the a GraphQL-proxy that exposes all the functions. const { parse, validate, contextFactory, execute, schema } = getEnveloped({ req, }); const request = { body: req.body, headers: req.headers, method: req.method, query: req.query, }; const { operationName, query, variables } = getGraphQLParameters(request); // Here, we pass our custom functions to Helix, and it will take care of the rest. const result = await processRequest({ operationName, query, variables, request, schema, parse, validate, execute, contextFactory, }); if (result.type === 'RESPONSE') { res.status(result.status); res.send(result.payload); } else { // You can find a complete example with Subscriptions and stream/defer here: // res.send({ errors: [{ message: 'Not Supported in this demo' }] }); } }, }); app.listen(3000, () => { console.log(`GraphQL server is running...`); });
  • Subscriptions and Live Queries - Real Time with GraphQL
    5 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    Fortunately, we now have libraries like Graphql Helix, which, in my humble opinion, should replace express-graphql as the reference HTTP implementation since GraphQL Helix is also not tied to any web server framework.
  • GraphQL - Diving Deep
    47 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    If you are using Node.js there are a lot of implementations of GraphQL servers with a few being express-graphql, apollo-server, mercurius, graphql-helix and more. And if you are using other languages, you can see a great list here
  • The Stack #1
    9 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    Graphql Helix
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