Building a Jamstack Blog with Next.js, WordPress, and Cloudinary

Building a Jamstack Blog with Next.js, WordPress, and Cloudinary

This example showcases Next.js ability to statically generate blog post by querying a GraphQL API built with StepZen that returns blog posts from WordPress and images from Cloudinary.

Turning a REST API into GraphQL Using StepZen

Turning a REST API into GraphQL Using StepZen

A step-by-step guide demonstrating how to build a GraphQL API that pulls from multiple REST endpoints using StepZen.

How To Condense Your GraphQL Queries With the @materializer Directive

How To Condense Your GraphQL Queries With the @materializer Directive

Learn how to use StepZen’s @materializer directive to reduce the amount of code you have to write when you’re connecting your GraphQL API to a MySQL database.

Realizing the Potential of the API in Jamstack

Realizing the Potential of the API in Jamstack

APIs are a powerful way to fetch and combine data during static and dynamic builds. We believe that the potential of APIs in Jamstack applications is fully realized when APIs are easy to build and run and help developers seamlessly harmonize multiple data sources.

Creating a Developer Portfolio using Next.js, GraphQL, DEV and GitHub

Creating a Developer Portfolio using Next.js, GraphQL, DEV and GitHub

Create a developer portfolio featuring content pulled from your DEV.to blog posts and GitHub profile and projects using Next.js and StepZen.

API Templates: How to Build a GraphQL API in 3 Easy Steps

API Templates: How to Build a GraphQL API in 3 Easy Steps

A new library of API template schemas make it easy for developers to build a unified GraphQL API starting from a template. Save weeks of development time! No need to build a GraphQL server, understand resolvers, GraphQL stitching etc.

How to use Apollo Client to Connect a React Frontend to a GraphQL API

How to use Apollo Client to Connect a React Frontend to a GraphQL API

How to build a React frontend from scratch and query a GraphQL API with Apollo Client

Key Considerations for Hosting Your GraphQL API

Key Considerations for Hosting Your GraphQL API

What does a developer need to think through when deciding whether to build, own, and operate a GraphQL API service?

Learn To Love Your Jamstack BFF

Learn To Love Your Jamstack BFF

Let's explore the BFF pattern, how it applies to Jamstack applications and how to make it easier to implement.

How to Secure API Routes for Jamstack Sites

How to Secure API Routes for Jamstack Sites

Securing API routes for Jamstack sites is important. Here's one way to do it.

Exploring JavaScript Client Libraries for GraphQL

Exploring JavaScript Client Libraries for GraphQL

Exploring three popular GraphQL JavaScript client libraries that you can use to connect to a GraphQL API in the browser or in Node.js.

How to Connect Your GraphQL API with any REST Backend

How to Connect Your GraphQL API with any REST Backend

We've added new capabilities that make it easy to connect your GraphQL endpoint with any REST data source, using the @rest directive.

An Improved Getting Started Experience

An Improved Getting Started Experience

We've added two new capabilities that make it even easier to get started with StepZen — create-stepzen-app and stepzen start. Let's see how they work.

GraphQL and the Jamstack

GraphQL and the Jamstack

A look at the intertwined evolution of the Jamstack and GraphQL and how popular Jamstack tools are built upon a GraphQL foundation.

Building Your First GraphQL API Using StepZen

Building Your First GraphQL API Using StepZen

A step-by-step guide to building a custom GraphQL API using StepZen that connects to a real MySQL backend.

Consuming GraphQL in Plain JavaScript

Consuming GraphQL in Plain JavaScript

A GraphQL query is just a standard HTTP request, no special libraries needed. Let's look at how to create one in JavaScript and Node.js.

An Instant GraphQL API Using Google Sheets

An Instant GraphQL API Using Google Sheets

Wouldn't it be great if it were as easy to create a GraphQL API from a Google Sheet as it is to share a Google Sheet with someone?

How to Write GraphQL Queries

How to Write GraphQL Queries

GraphQL queries are what allow GraphQL to be efficient in how it gets data, by allowing you to express only what you need but also exactly everything you need. In this post, we'll see how.

Why StepZen?

Why StepZen?

StepZen's CEO shares what inspired us to create StepZen and the complex problems we are working to solve for developers.

Why Build StepZen as a Service?

Why Build StepZen as a Service?

Two of StepZen's founders explore the benefits that made them decide to build StepZen using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model rather than a container model.

Why GraphQL?

Why GraphQL?

GraphQL is a relatively new technology but it offers enormous benefits over the traditional RESTful solutions for frontend and backend developers.

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