Apollo is the industry-standard GraphQL implementation, providing the data graph layer that connects modern apps to the cloud.
REST APIs are not a good fit for modern apps because they require large amounts of hard-to-manage data fetching code. With Apollo, components simply declare their data requirements using GraphQL and Apollo gets the right data to the right place – with strong end-to-end typing that prevents bugs and boosts productivity.
Apollo presents all of your organization’s data sources as one connected data graph that’s always up to date. You can easily browse everything that’s available, join data across multiple sources, and get the results in the shape you need and on any platform.
Apollo is a great fit with microservice architectures and modern UI frameworks like React. It serves as an abstraction layer that decouples services and apps so that each can be developed independently of the other, in any language and on any platform.
Adding a data graph layer to your stack lets your team build new features – and bring your app to new platforms – in a fraction of the time. App developers can delete thousands of lines of tedious boilerplate code, move fast without waiting on back-end teams, and more easily keep features consistent across web and mobile platforms.
Recently, I needed to create a proxy to a third party API in our GraphQL Federation schema but didn’t want to spin up a new service just for this. This blog post explains how to use local schemas inside the Apollo Federation Gateway. A bit of context At work, we use the Prismic CMS to power the […]
A Better Way to do CI For GraphQL When deploying code, you want to be sure that nothing will blow up when things go live. To prevent downtime, it’s a good practice to use CI (continuous integration) to run tests, checks, and ensure your app is fully ready to hit production. If you’re running GraphQL […]
Jetpack Compose is a declarative UI framework for building Android UIs written in Kotlin. Apollo Android is a GraphQL client that generates typesafe Kotlin models to hold data to be displayed. GraphQL and Jetpack Compose: they were meant to meet. In this post, we will show how to query a GraphQL endpoint with Apollo Android […]