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I've created knex-graphql-utils, which optimizes your GraphQL server with PostgreSQL

Kay Gosho
A Full Stack Developer. CTO of Remotehour ( https://remotehour.com )
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I've created a tiny library which improves performance for GraphQL + Knex.

tl;dr

Before

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After

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  • Filter select columns based on a query from clients
  • Load relations without N+1 problem (pagination available!)

https://github.com/acro5piano/knex-graphql-utils

Currently only PostgreSQL is supported, but I'll support other RDBMS too if needed.

Motivation

Creating a GraphQL service with a Relational Database is a hard thing. We should take care of:

  • Performance for querying relations. N+1 problem will happen if you don't use Dataloader.
  • select * make your server slow, but hard to filter columns based on requests.
  • Pagination. Dataloader pattern is hard to implement pagination without a hacky union or window functions. knex-graphql-utils uses row_number() window function to do it.

As a developer, I noticed that I'm doing the same thing again and again - so I convert my work into a library.

The syntax is like this:

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Please try it! Any feedback is welcome.

https://github.com/acro5piano/knex-graphql-utils

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