GraphQL

GraphQL

Data query language developed by Facebook

GraphQL is a technology that was internally developed by Facebook for the purpose of data queries. The technology was developed in 2012 in San Francisco, California, United States.

The technology was offered as a public open-source project in 2015. It is meant to provide an alternative to specific architectures with the purpose of increasing productivity and limiting the amounts of data that can be transferred. The technology is an API that works specifically for Facebook, Credit Karma, GitHub, Intuit, PayPal, the New York Times, and other organizations.

GraphQL is a query language for APIs that fulfills queries with existing data. It describes the data within the API and provides developers with tools from there. GraphQL is organized through types and fields rather than endpoints to ensure apps can avoid writing manual parsing codes. The technology allows a developer to learn what data can be requested and highlight issues from your API without an editor.

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2015

GraphQL opened as a public open source project

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Frederic Lardinois
June 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Hasura is an open-source engine that can connect to PostgreSQL databases and microservices across hybrid- and multi-cloud environments and then automatically build a GraphQL API backend for them, making it easier for developers to then build their own data-driven applications on top of this unified API . For a while now, the San Francisco-based startup [...]
Ron Miller
February 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Hasura, a startup working to solve developer problems around connecting to databases when using the open source GraphQL tool, announced a $9.9 million Series A investment today. Vertex Ventures US led the round with participation from SAP.iO Fund and existing investors Nexus Venture Partners and Strive VC. A number of angel investors also participated in [...]
Frederic Lardinois
June 12, 2019
TechCrunch
Apollo, a San Francisco-based startup that provides a number of developer and operator tools and services around the GraphQL query language, today announced that it has raised a $22 million growth funding round co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Matrix Partners. Existing investors Trinity Ventures and Webb Investment Network also participated in this round. Today, Apollo [...]

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