GraphQL Server in under 5 minutes (2 Part Series)
If you think that setting up a GraphQL server is a difficult task, GraphQL Boilerplates Github repo will prove you that you're very wrong.
The best thing about GraphQL is that is can be used with any technology. Let's take a look at starter projects for most popular web technologies, provided by one of the finest GraphQL devs. Now first off, let's take a look at TypeScript.
Both allowing to bootstrap your GraphQL server with TypeScript within seconds. No matter if you need a Basic option for a simple personal project or Advanced boilerplate with more features you are getting scalable, production-ready GraphQL server.
All projects are based on
graphql-yoga, a GraphQL server library focused on providing the easiest possible setup.
Let's take a look at features available in those versions:
|Scalable GraphQL server: The server uses graphql-yoga which is based on Apollo Server & Express||✔️||✔️|
|Static type generation: TypeScript types for GraphQL queries & mutations are generated in a build step||✔️||✔️|
|GraphQL database: Includes GraphQL database binding to Prisma (running on MySQL)||✔️||✔️|
|Tooling: Out-of-the-box support for GraphQL Playground & query performance tracing||✔️||✔️|
|Extensible: Simple and flexible data model – easy to adjust and extend||✔️||✔️|
|No configuration overhead: Preconfigured graphql-config setup||✔️||✔️|
|Realtime updates: Support for GraphQL subscriptions||❌||✔️|
|Authentication: Signup and login workflows are ready to use for your users||❌||✔️|
The setup is the same for both versions:
graphql create my-app
when prompted pick the desired boilerplate & deploy the Prisma service to a public cluster, then navigate into server directory of your new project and start it:
cd my-app/server yarn dev
and our project structure will look like this: