From the very beginning of our adventure with GraphQL, we were impressed by how great its community is. The amount of content, libraries and great tools generated by GraphQL users amazed us from the very start. The more time we spent working with GraphQL the more things we saw that could be improved to make working with it easier and better. We also knew that we wanted to give something back to its wonderful community.
When we started we had a roadmap in mind which we tried to stick to, as much as it was possible. But with all the additional feedback we also kept adding features suggested by the community, which after more than 2 years has led us to the point we are at now, namely the release of GraphQL Editor 5.0.
So once again we would like to thank all our users for their valuable feedback, including those that were critical, it all really helped us improve. So without further ado, let's get into the new features.
You can deploy microservices directly from our built-in Live Editor (similar to those you may know from Git-based platforms), but the recommended way is to do it using graphql-editor-cli. Although microservices are great for testing and development purposes, we do not recommend using them on production as they run on very small machines with rate limit of 200 requests per minute & 1 000 000 requests per month. Additionally this feature is very much work-in-progress and is being released mostly because we need live testers to iterate on it and improve it.
Although JAMStack was introduced a couple versions back, in this one it received a significant update. We have added TypeScript and the most popular JS library for building user interfaces support - ReactJS. Among other notable features you can find:
We want GraphQL Editor to become a self-sufficient IDE for GraphQL based project development. Following this goal we’re adding more and more "responsibilities" for our tools. Now you can:
We have also added a proxy to support every GraphQL URL & CORS issues which frequently appear during development.
Aside from core features we have also been working on some quality of life improvements like:
as well as tons of bug fixes & minor UI improvements.
So that's basically what we've been working on for the last 12 months. I must say it feels great to be able to finally share all these new features with a broader audience :)