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.
Slick front-end console coupled with great CLI utlity for rapid development, AWS serverless functions, phenomenal customer supportCons:
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.
Language independent (Sandboxed)
Nice support team and community
Really easy setup with CLI
Elegant user interfaceCons:
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.