Database Flow – modern, self-hosted web interface for SQL and GraphQL

Database Flow is a modern, Open Source, self-hosted, web-based tool for working with SQL databases and GraphQL APIs.  It supports a variety of the database engines: IBM DB2, Oracle, H2, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, Informix, and Microsoft SQL Server.  It features an advanced SQL editor, query plan analyzer, GraphQL client, schema explorer, charting, query history, and more.

The only visible downside so far is that it’s written in Java.

Quick Guide to GraphQL for BackEnd & FrontEnd

GraphQL is one of those technologies which is constantly on my radar, just waiting for the right time and project to try it on.  For now, I’m just slowly moving to that target, collecting links to resources in the meantime.

Introduction & Quick Guide to GraphQL for BackEnd & FrontEnd” is a new addition to my collection.  This article, much like many others, provides a brief introduction to the technology.  And it also shows a practical example of how to design and implement GraphQL API both on the front and back ends.  I give it extra credits for mentioning GraphiQL in-browser IDE for exploring GraphQL.

GitHub GraphQL API v4

I’ve briefly mentioned before that GitHub joined the adopters of the GraphQL for their API.  Here’s the link to the full documentation and more details.

GitHub chose GraphQL for our API v4 because it offers significantly more flexibility for our integrators. The ability to define precisely the data you want—and only the data you want—is a powerful advantage over the REST API v3 endpoints. GraphQL lets you replace multiple REST requests with a single call to fetch the data you specify.

VueJS and GraphQL with Apollo

This blog post demonstrates how to tie together Vue.js and GraphQL using the Apollo Client.  This is not something that I’ve tried yet, but it’s on the horizon.

If you have any other handy links for either Vue.js or GraphQL, please throw them my way.