Toby Rogers

Toby Rogers

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GraphQL First Full-Stack Starter Kit with Node, React. Powered by TypeScript

Motivation

Setting up boiler plates when starting new projects is tedious sometimes and I often found myself setting it up from scratch

Hence I made this starterkit following some of the best patterns and practices I learnt from some of the larger codebase and fantastic developers I’ve had a chance to work with

The main purpose of this repository is to provide a scalable “batteries included” full stack starterkit which follows good architecture patterns (might be opinionated) and code decoupling which becomes significant as the project grows or new developers are onboarded

Features

  • All in Typescript Because TypeScript is awesome, and types are important
  • GraphQL First This starterkit is built with graphql first approach using the Apollo platform
  • Includes CI CI is integral part of any project. This starterkit includes Github Actions by default. PR’s for integration with any other providers are welcome
  • Testing Focused This project uses Jest for testing framework and comes with sample tests which are easy to extend
  • Prisma Prisma is the ORM being used for PostgreSQL. Feel free to submit a PR for any other ORM or drivers you’d like to see here

Please leave a as motivation if you liked the idea

Contents

  • Architecture
    • Backend
    • Web
  • Getting started
  • How to Contribute
  • License

Architecture

Backend

Here is the folder structure for backend, it is using yarn workspaces which helps us split our monorepo into packages such as DB, GraphQL. Which if required can be made into their own micro services.

backend
├── build
├── config
├── logs
├── packages
│   ├── db
│   │   └──prisma
│   ├── graphql
│   │   ├── api
│   │   ├── schema
│   │   └── types
│   └── utils
├── tests
│   ├── db
│   └── graphql
├── index.ts
└── package.json
DB

This workspace package contains the database abstractions. The database stack is PostgreSQL as relational database and Prisma as an ORM, read more about DB package here

GraphQL

The GraphQL package is organized as below:

graphql
├── schema
│   └── user                <---- some entity
│       ├── resolvers 
│       │     ├── types     <---- type resolvers
│       │     ├── queries   <---- query resolvers
│       │     └── mutations <---- mutation resolvers
│       ├── queries.graphql
│       ├── mutations.graphql
│       └── types.graphql
├── api
│   ├── queries             
│   └── mutations
├── types                   <---- graphql types
│   ├── schema           
│   └── resolvers
└── index.json

The schema splits each entity into it’s own set of schema to modularize the codebase. The graphql package uses schema stitching and code generators to construct the whole schema.

It is organized so because if you choose to split graphql into it’s own set of microservices later, it should be relatively easier to do so as this should be easy to integrate with Apollo Federation

Read more about GraphQL package here

Web

Here is the folder structure for web, it is a standard create-react-app using react-app-rewired to override configs without ejecting

Web package uses Material UI heavily as it makes theming and customization very easy. PR’s for any other UI kit are welcome

web
├── build
├── public
├── src
│   ├── assets
│   ├── config
│   ├── constants
│   ├── global
│   ├── layout     <---- controls, pure components
│   ├── tests
│   ├── theme      <---- theme config
│   ├── pages
│   │   └──  Home   <---- page component
│   │        ├── components <---- page specific components
│   │        └── hooks      <---- page specific custom hooks   
│   └── utils
├── tests
│   ├── db
│   └── graphql
├── index.ts
└── package.json

Getting Started

Setting up environment variables

Before getting started, create .env files at both backend/.env as well as web/.env following the .env.template files located in those directories.

Install dependencies

I recommend using yarn instead of npm as this project heavily used yarn workspaces

yarn

Running backend

yarn start:backend

Make sure to use your own _DATABASE_URL_ and not the default as provided in _.env.template_ when developing your own project, as the demo database might be changed/deleted anytime

Running web

yarn start:web

Feel free to open a new issue if you’re facing any problem

How to Contribute

Contributions are welcome as always, before submitting a new PR please make sure to open a new issue so community members can discuss.

Additionally you might find existing open issues which can helps with improvements.

This project follows standard code of conduct so that you can understand what actions will and will not be tolerated.

License

This project is MIT licensed, as found in the LICENSE

Built and maintained with by Karan

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Autumn Blick

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How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

If you are undertaking a mobile app development for your start-up or enterprise, you are likely wondering whether to use React Native. As a popular development framework, React Native helps you to develop near-native mobile apps. However, you are probably also wondering how close you can get to a native app by using React Native. How native is React Native?

In the article, we discuss the similarities between native mobile development and development using React Native. We also touch upon where they differ and how to bridge the gaps. Read on.

A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
  • The ease of accessing native APIs: React Native uses a declarative UI paradigm. This enables React Native to interact easily with native platform APIs since React Native wraps existing native code.

Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

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Toby Rogers

Toby Rogers

1595747929

GraphQL First Full-Stack Starter Kit with Node, React. Powered by TypeScript

Motivation

Setting up boiler plates when starting new projects is tedious sometimes and I often found myself setting it up from scratch

Hence I made this starterkit following some of the best patterns and practices I learnt from some of the larger codebase and fantastic developers I’ve had a chance to work with

The main purpose of this repository is to provide a scalable “batteries included” full stack starterkit which follows good architecture patterns (might be opinionated) and code decoupling which becomes significant as the project grows or new developers are onboarded

Features

  • All in Typescript Because TypeScript is awesome, and types are important
  • GraphQL First This starterkit is built with graphql first approach using the Apollo platform
  • Includes CI CI is integral part of any project. This starterkit includes Github Actions by default. PR’s for integration with any other providers are welcome
  • Testing Focused This project uses Jest for testing framework and comes with sample tests which are easy to extend
  • Prisma Prisma is the ORM being used for PostgreSQL. Feel free to submit a PR for any other ORM or drivers you’d like to see here

Please leave a as motivation if you liked the idea

Contents

  • Architecture
    • Backend
    • Web
  • Getting started
  • How to Contribute
  • License

Architecture

Backend

Here is the folder structure for backend, it is using yarn workspaces which helps us split our monorepo into packages such as DB, GraphQL. Which if required can be made into their own micro services.

backend
├── build
├── config
├── logs
├── packages
│   ├── db
│   │   └──prisma
│   ├── graphql
│   │   ├── api
│   │   ├── schema
│   │   └── types
│   └── utils
├── tests
│   ├── db
│   └── graphql
├── index.ts
└── package.json
DB

This workspace package contains the database abstractions. The database stack is PostgreSQL as relational database and Prisma as an ORM, read more about DB package here

GraphQL

The GraphQL package is organized as below:

graphql
├── schema
│   └── user                <---- some entity
│       ├── resolvers 
│       │     ├── types     <---- type resolvers
│       │     ├── queries   <---- query resolvers
│       │     └── mutations <---- mutation resolvers
│       ├── queries.graphql
│       ├── mutations.graphql
│       └── types.graphql
├── api
│   ├── queries             
│   └── mutations
├── types                   <---- graphql types
│   ├── schema           
│   └── resolvers
└── index.json

The schema splits each entity into it’s own set of schema to modularize the codebase. The graphql package uses schema stitching and code generators to construct the whole schema.

It is organized so because if you choose to split graphql into it’s own set of microservices later, it should be relatively easier to do so as this should be easy to integrate with Apollo Federation

Read more about GraphQL package here

Web

Here is the folder structure for web, it is a standard create-react-app using react-app-rewired to override configs without ejecting

Web package uses Material UI heavily as it makes theming and customization very easy. PR’s for any other UI kit are welcome

web
├── build
├── public
├── src
│   ├── assets
│   ├── config
│   ├── constants
│   ├── global
│   ├── layout     <---- controls, pure components
│   ├── tests
│   ├── theme      <---- theme config
│   ├── pages
│   │   └──  Home   <---- page component
│   │        ├── components <---- page specific components
│   │        └── hooks      <---- page specific custom hooks   
│   └── utils
├── tests
│   ├── db
│   └── graphql
├── index.ts
└── package.json

Getting Started

Setting up environment variables

Before getting started, create .env files at both backend/.env as well as web/.env following the .env.template files located in those directories.

Install dependencies

I recommend using yarn instead of npm as this project heavily used yarn workspaces

yarn

Running backend

yarn start:backend

Make sure to use your own _DATABASE_URL_ and not the default as provided in _.env.template_ when developing your own project, as the demo database might be changed/deleted anytime

Running web

yarn start:web

Feel free to open a new issue if you’re facing any problem

How to Contribute

Contributions are welcome as always, before submitting a new PR please make sure to open a new issue so community members can discuss.

Additionally you might find existing open issues which can helps with improvements.

This project follows standard code of conduct so that you can understand what actions will and will not be tolerated.

License

This project is MIT licensed, as found in the LICENSE

Built and maintained with by Karan

#graphql #react #node #typescript #developer

Aria Barnes

Aria Barnes

1625490702

Is Full-Stack Developer A Vaccine For Startups?

There's a wise old saying: "Working with a full stack developer can lead to better technology solutions." And in recent years, this saying has proven to be true for many startups.

In the last few years, we have heard a lot about full-stack developers.

We know that a full-stack developer is a person who has complete knowledge of the different layers involved in application development. Whether you are dealing with the front or back end or working in the business layer, they take care of everything with ease.

But did you wonder why a full-stack developer is so important for a startup? 

This blog will answer all such queries. So let's get started.

The Demand for Full-Stack Developers

As per a development report published recently, it was seen that there had been a 206% increase in demand for full-stack developers from 2018 to 2020. This is because more companies seek multifaceted skills. 


Full-stack developers or a full-stack development company are able to take care of all the development needs of your project. So whether it's front-end or back-end development or enterprise layer development, they are competent to work on everything. You can always hire full-stack developers for your business needs.

What can a Full-Stack Developer Do?

In terms of software development, there are front-end developers and back-end developers. Front-end developers create the interface, while backend developers design the software. 

A full-stack developer can do everything. They take care of application design, server-side scripting, client-side coding, coding, administration, database creation, and any other project development needs.

The following are the responsibilities of a full stack developer that you hire:

  • Manage web development

  • Code applications and programs

  • Solve problems

  • Coordinate with other team members and developers

  • Think about testing techniques for web applications

In short, a full-stack developer has a strong understanding of the technologies that determine how a website looks, functions, and functions. The said developer must have a working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, Angular, Ruby, MySQL, Node, MongoDB, Apache, etc. The knowledge to work with animations and design will add a bonus point to a candidate's portfolio.

Over time, the skills required for full-stack development have expanded and evolved. Long ago, the LAMP stack included Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is more than MEAN and beyond today. 

Currently, a typical mean stack development service provides developers who can perform front-end development using JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and other JS frameworks; for the backend, they use Express and Node, and for databases, they follow MySQL and MongoDB.

Top Reasons to Hire Full-Stack Developers

  • Effective troubleshooting

When hiring a full-stack developer, companies are always looking for candidates who are capable of solving a problem. Full-stack developers are competent to handle all aspects of the project. They prove to be a practical solution for startups that are not willing to spend more money on many developers.

  • Wide range of technology skills

The main reason companies choose full-stack developers for their projects is their potential rather than their knowledge. Over time, companies teach them the skills they want them to have. In this way, in a few years, they learn different technological skills as the company expands.

  • Executive and management skills

Companies like to have people with business experience on board. A full-stack developer has the knowledge and expertise to work on the front-end, backend, and media architecture layers. This means that they are capable of performing better than an individual front-end or backend developer.

  • Economic

As full-stack developers can develop all aspects of a project, it is not necessary to form a team of experts. They will easily handle the project without help from anyone. This will save the right amount of money for the recruiting team.

  • Faster development process

Full-stack developers know different technologies, tools, and techniques. This means that when they take the project, they will be able to complete it faster. They will spend less time discussing and collaborating with the team on the project.

Benefits of Full-Stack Developers for Startups and Small Businesses

  • Established developers

Full-stack developers have enough experience to create outstanding features for the final product, which will be able to excite the market. They have the ability to build a complete product from scratch. If you want to gain some benefits from your product, you will have to collaborate with these experts. Remember that not all developers are capable of handling the project from a 360-degree perspective.

  • Versatility

A full-stack developer is able to work equally well on the front-end and the backend of a website or application. Front-end developers write code using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, which are able to control the appearance of the solution and how it interacts with the browser and users. Backend developers write code that connects the website or application with other content management systems. A full-stack developer is capable of handling both tasks. They are focused on meeting customer expectations and finding solutions on their own.

 

  • Vast experience

Full-stack developers take on different web projects. This has helped them gain in-depth knowledge of various technologies and the experience to find quick solutions in web and application development. Such understanding and knowledge improve the performance of the project and its reception in the market.

  • The largest photograph

The main advantage of choosing a full-stack developer for your project is that they will come up with the complete structure of the project and offer their valuable input to the project as needed. Their services go beyond project development to maintain and optimize existing solutions.

  • Upgrades

Web design plays a crucial role in whether most people love or reject a website. Full-stack developers will make sure that the website is pretty user-friendly. They keep up with trends and technological innovations. To make sure their clients get the best interactive and responsive website, the developers implement intelligent features in their projects.

  • Troubleshooting issues

Full-stack developers have complete knowledge and experience of the different stages and aspects of website development. They are skilled enough to identify problems that may arise during the development of the project. They will propose long-term solutions to ensure that the website or application works optimally based on their findings.

  • All-inclusive

In addition to leading your web project and enabling enhancements to it, full-stack developers move to the level of representing your product to stakeholders or your company at conferences. They can move quickly from one operation to another with ease, streamlining the development process.

  • Economic

If you are on a tight budget but want to create a fantastic website, then you should consider hiring full developers for the job. You can even think about having a remote full-stack developer for the project. As such, a developer is capable of handling all aspects of project development; you won't have to hire different people for the job. This will save you a lot of money.

  • Delivery time

It will be easy for developers to share responsibilities among the team and coordinate with each other for better project progress. This will result in faster delivery of the project.

  • Project ownership

When you hire full-stack developers for your project, you can be sure that they will take care of everything. Such a developer will be able to develop MVP from start to finish. If you hire a full-stack developer in the middle of the project, even then, you'll find a way to join the flow seamlessly. Such a developer will work towards quality control of the design project.

 

 

Summing Up

So these were the advantages of hiring a full-stack developer. I hope you have noted the changes that a full-stack developer can bring to the table and in your company. However, working with a full-stack developer is the best way to work with a top full-stack development company in India.

It is a good idea that full-stack development companies bring to your projects are phenomenal and groundbreaking due to the expertise and experience that full-stack development companies bring to your projects.

If you have any other queries or suggestions, feel free to comment below.

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