Juanita  Apio

Juanita Apio


Tutorial How to Use GraphQL with Postman

When building out APIs on the web, we’ll often find ourselves in the situation where we need to quickly verify that the route or API call we just created works the way we intend it to.

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Tutorial How to Use GraphQL with Postman
Delbert  Ferry

Delbert Ferry


How to use GraphQL with Javascript – GraphQL.js tutorial

One of the fastest ways to get up and running with GraphQL is to install Apollo Server as middleware on your new or existing HTTP server.

In this short post, we demonstrate how to use Apollo Server to create a GraphQL server with Express.js using the [apollo-server-express] package. At the end, we’ll discuss the tradeoffs of this approach.

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Dock  Koelpin

Dock Koelpin


Graph Databases, GraphQL and Dgraph [Tutorial]

In the first quarter of 2020, I had the experience of being in a short term advisory role for a company that had built a type of Linkedin product for a specific vertical market. They had done a valiant job, but it was clear that scalability was a problem and they had created a problem for themselves by having used MongoDB as the datastore.

The client knew this and wanted to do a rebuild using the neo4j, but despite its popularity, I am not a big fan of it as an implementation of a graph database for a variety of reasons, one of which is that it is written in Java. This led me to hunt around for alternatives which ultimately led me to Dgraph, which I initially liked because it was written in golang but I was won over by just how well the system is built and thought out.

In the process of thinking about Dgraph, they released a private beta for their managed GraphQL backend service called Slash GraphQL. This really caught my attention as it allowed me to just dive in and try out some ideas without having to deal with learning how to install the system. So with that as some preview, I went ahead and signed up for the private beta, I was immediately accepted, I don’t know if there is any real threshold to get access other than they want your information, but a small price to pay.

Let’s cover a bit of the ecosystem before we dive in. While GraphQL has become something of a standard for working with Graph databases, that isn’t what it was developed to do, so Dgraph set out to make something that was more specifically suited by modifying GraphQL into GraphQL± and I assume the ± in the name is in reference to the fact that they added and removed features from it.

When working with Dgraph you can use either GraphQL or GraphQL±, but keep in mind that those languages are really targeted to backend developers and this new Slash GraphQL environment is targeted at full-stack developers.

So with all that said, let’s get into it when we first login we see the following screen:

The quickstart video is definitely worth a few minutes to get a sense of what is going on, in addition, you should read the in-process, quick start guide for Slash GraphQL.

The quick start guide has some specific examples and a working ToDo app at the end that you can check out, but I wanted to build something from scratch. I gave it a lot of thought as to various clever things I could do, but ultimately I decided to use the example in the quick start to provide consistency. If you are familiar with GraphQL, then the syntax is easy.

If you aren’t, but know how to code and know JSON, then it’s not too hard to figure out. This is probably a good time to note some distinguishing characteristics of Dgraph.

Dgraph doesn’t not run on top of another DBMS, it manages data in a way the is optimized for how GraphQL stores and retrieves data. That means you don’t have to deal with creating the schema for the underlying DBMS and then doing it in GraphQL and try to keep them in sync whenever you need to make a change. That means that Slash GraphQL empowers you to only deal with GraphQL schemes without knowing anything about the database.

With that said, let’s create our schema:

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Why Use WordPress? What Can You Do With WordPress?

Can you use WordPress for anything other than blogging? To your surprise, yes. WordPress is more than just a blogging tool, and it has helped thousands of websites and web applications to thrive. The use of WordPress powers around 40% of online projects, and today in our blog, we would visit some amazing uses of WordPress other than blogging.
What Is The Use Of WordPress?

WordPress is the most popular website platform in the world. It is the first choice of businesses that want to set a feature-rich and dynamic Content Management System. So, if you ask what WordPress is used for, the answer is – everything. It is a super-flexible, feature-rich and secure platform that offers everything to build unique websites and applications. Let’s start knowing them:

1. Multiple Websites Under A Single Installation
WordPress Multisite allows you to develop multiple sites from a single WordPress installation. You can download WordPress and start building websites you want to launch under a single server. Literally speaking, you can handle hundreds of sites from one single dashboard, which now needs applause.
It is a highly efficient platform that allows you to easily run several websites under the same login credentials. One of the best things about WordPress is the themes it has to offer. You can simply download them and plugin for various sites and save space on sites without losing their speed.

2. WordPress Social Network
WordPress can be used for high-end projects such as Social Media Network. If you don’t have the money and patience to hire a coder and invest months in building a feature-rich social media site, go for WordPress. It is one of the most amazing uses of WordPress. Its stunning CMS is unbeatable. And you can build sites as good as Facebook or Reddit etc. It can just make the process a lot easier.
To set up a social media network, you would have to download a WordPress Plugin called BuddyPress. It would allow you to connect a community page with ease and would provide all the necessary features of a community or social media. It has direct messaging, activity stream, user groups, extended profiles, and so much more. You just have to download and configure it.
If BuddyPress doesn’t meet all your needs, don’t give up on your dreams. You can try out WP Symposium or PeepSo. There are also several themes you can use to build a social network.

3. Create A Forum For Your Brand’s Community
Communities are very important for your business. They help you stay in constant connection with your users and consumers. And allow you to turn them into a loyal customer base. Meanwhile, there are many good technologies that can be used for building a community page – the good old WordPress is still the best.
It is the best community development technology. If you want to build your online community, you need to consider all the amazing features you get with WordPress. Plugins such as BB Press is an open-source, template-driven PHP/ MySQL forum software. It is very simple and doesn’t hamper the experience of the website.
Other tools such as wpFoRo and Asgaros Forum are equally good for creating a community blog. They are lightweight tools that are easy to manage and integrate with your WordPress site easily. However, there is only one tiny problem; you need to have some technical knowledge to build a WordPress Community blog page.

4. Shortcodes
Since we gave you a problem in the previous section, we would also give you a perfect solution for it. You might not know to code, but you have shortcodes. Shortcodes help you execute functions without having to code. It is an easy way to build an amazing website, add new features, customize plugins easily. They are short lines of code, and rather than memorizing multiple lines; you can have zero technical knowledge and start building a feature-rich website or application.
There are also plugins like Shortcoder, Shortcodes Ultimate, and the Basics available on WordPress that can be used, and you would not even have to remember the shortcodes.

5. Build Online Stores
If you still think about why to use WordPress, use it to build an online store. You can start selling your goods online and start selling. It is an affordable technology that helps you build a feature-rich eCommerce store with WordPress.
WooCommerce is an extension of WordPress and is one of the most used eCommerce solutions. WooCommerce holds a 28% share of the global market and is one of the best ways to set up an online store. It allows you to build user-friendly and professional online stores and has thousands of free and paid extensions. Moreover as an open-source platform, and you don’t have to pay for the license.
Apart from WooCommerce, there are Easy Digital Downloads, iThemes Exchange, Shopify eCommerce plugin, and so much more available.

6. Security Features
WordPress takes security very seriously. It offers tons of external solutions that help you in safeguarding your WordPress site. While there is no way to ensure 100% security, it provides regular updates with security patches and provides several plugins to help with backups, two-factor authorization, and more.
By choosing hosting providers like WP Engine, you can improve the security of the website. It helps in threat detection, manage patching and updates, and internal security audits for the customers, and so much more.

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Carmen  Grimes

Carmen Grimes


How to use GraphQL with Postman – Postman testing with GraphQL

When building out APIs on the web, we’ll often find ourselves in the situation where we need to quickly verify that the route or API call we just created works the way we intend it to.

If you’re not using Apollo Explorer to test your GraphQL API (our free GraphQL IDE in Apollo Studio), another option is Postman. It works as a great tool for testing any HTTP endpoint – that means GraphQL too.

In this short post, we’ll walk through how to manually test your GraphQL API using Postman.

#graphql #postman #testing

Delbert  Ferry

Delbert Ferry


How to use GraphQL with Postman – Postman testing with GraphQL

Getting started

  • You have Git installed
  • You have NPM and Node.js (8+) installed
  • You have the Postman Agent installed or a Postman account
  • You understand the basics of GraphQL (you can read “[What is GraphQL? GraphQL Introduction]” to get up to speed)

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