In the previous week, we looked into a basic GraphQL Server implementation in TypeScript. In this episode of ...
GraphQL Server in under 5 minutes series
... we will take a look at the full-stack template of React GraphQL app.
The Fullstack React GraphQL Boilerplate repo contains minimal, basic & advanced boilerplates, each allowing to bootstrap a GraphQL server in no time, whether you want to build a simple "Hello world!" or a fully-featured enterprise app.
|Scalable GraphQL server: The server uses graphql-yoga which is based on Apollo Server & Express||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Pre-configured Apollo Client: The project comes with a preconfigured setup for Apollo Client||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|GraphQL database: Includes GraphQL database binding to Prisma (running on MySQL)||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Tooling: Out-of-the-box support for GraphQL Playground & query performance tracing||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Extensible: Simple and flexible data model – easy to adjust and extend||❌||✔️||✔️|
|No configuration overhead: Preconfigured graphql-config setup||❌||✔️||✔️|
minimal boilerplate is only two commands away. Just go for:
npm install -g graphql-cli graphql create my-app --boilerplate react-fullstack-minimal
yarn start or
npm run start will start your basic GraphQL server on a
localhost:4000. Basic & advanced setup requires a couple more steps.
After installing GraphQL CLI, bootstrap GraphQL server with:
graphql create my-app --boilerplate react-fullstack-basic (or advance)
when prompted deploy the Prisma service to a
_public cluster_, then navigate into
server directory of your new project and start it:
cd my-app/server yarn dev
this will run a server on localhost:4000, along with GraphQL Playground; open new terminal tab & navigate back to
my-app, then run the app
cd .. yarn start