Graphcool Framework

GraphQL backend development framework

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Graphcool is a backend development framework to develop and deploy production-ready GraphQL microservices. With Graphcool you can design your data model and have a production ready GraphQL API online in minutes.

Reviews

  • Cory DeckerCofounder, TOP
    Pros: 

    Slick front-end console coupled with great CLI utlity for rapid development, AWS serverless functions, phenomenal customer support

    Cons: 

    Needs more third-party integration support OOTB

    We're using Graphcool to help develop our backend for a new startup going live in January (we'll be on PH soon :) ). I had no prior GraphQL experience before diving in, and it's been freaking incredible to work with. The front-end console let me dive right into building without much experience while the great CLI tools let me transition to a more customized workflow when I had become more familiar with the API and infrastructure.

    But above and beyond the framework itself (which is phenomenal for rapid backend DB, serverless function, and API development), is the customer support and documentation. I've never worked with a better team. The tutorials and documentation are extraordinary and every question or problem I've run into has been solved within 15 minutes.

    If you've been on the fence between Firebase or other BaaS solutions, jump into Graph.cool. I guarantee you won't look back.

    Cory Decker has used this product for one month.
  • Mohammad RajabifardCo-Founder There.PM, Product Engineer
    Pros: 

    Open Source

    Language independent (Sandboxed)

    Nice support team and community

    Really easy setup with CLI

    Elegant user interface

    Cons: 

    it's a solid product, although It's early to complain about any possible cons

    I never had a good time setting up databases, mapping them to the GraphQL resolvers then implementing auth login, file handling, PubSubs, and soo on! And it'd lack a lot in terms of security, performance and etc.

    Here it is! I loved the Graphcool cloud from the beginning, now everything is open sourced and ready to be used even offline or on your own servers. It's a huge change in how our future backends would look like, just how React, GraphQL, micro services and docker changed how we develope. Surprisingly it has/involves all of the above under the hood!

    With this route, we just have to wait for the framework to be developed and evolved by the awesome community (which supported the initial graph.cool before)

    I've used the Graph.cool product before and it was just like magic, real magic. Everything you need is prepared and documented in the docs and you just write your schema and type definitions Graphcool handles everything magically!

    Mohammad Rajabifard has used this product for one month.

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Johannes SchicklingMaker@_schickling · Co-founder & CEO of Prisma
Hi everyone! 👋 We couldn't be more excited to take this big step forward by open-sourcing the Graphcool Framework: https://github.com/graphcool/fra... This means you can now: * Run Graphcool locally (also works offline) * Deploy a Graphcool cluster to your own servers/cloud * Get involved in the development of the framework on GitHub
You can read the full blog post here: https://blog.graph.cool/introduc... Quick Start: https://www.graph.cool/docs/quic... We can't wait to see what you will be building and look forward to your feedback! 💚
Jamie BartonHunter@notrab · Husband, Dad & Developer 🙌
I'm a huge fan of GraphQL & Graphcool. Every week it feels they're pushing something new and they just hit a huge milestone! Today they released their core infrastructure open source. Simply magical! This allows you to run locally, host yourself or use their hosted Cloud platform for your GraphQL needs. Well done team 👏
My experience with their cloud offering so far has made it really easy to build back-ends, and it seemed like a really powerful platform. I'm excited to see it be open sourced, more decoupled, and able to run it all on my machine!
Another awesome release by this nimble and innovative company. Thanks Graphcool team!
Anthony@antho1404 · Web developer entrepreneur
Graphcool is just amazing, the product is really good, now I'm a big fan of graphql and before using Graphcool I almost didn't knew about it, it's really easy to start graphql with Graphcool. Moreover the team is just crazy, they can manage to answer to a lot a persons on the forum and on slack, they are always here when needed and even with that they can still add huge features. And this one with the new framework is really good, it's like all the best things you need to do to architecture your applications but in just few command lines and you have everything setup. And it's even more than just a framework, it's really an infrastructure and this is awesome. Anyway if you don't know yet about it and want to start about graphql go for it you will have a really good experience <3