A common problem in API design is how to make the needs of backend and frontend developers meet. We explore how GraphQL and StepZen make this easier.
OpenAPI and GraphQL: The Chunnel Problem
GraphQL APIs are excellent for frontend developers, providing acceleration for application development and an improved developer experience. However, new challenges for the security of these APIs arise. Here we explore finding the right balance for GraphQL API technology on a continuum between safety and progress.
Logging Event Listeners with GraphQL and React Hooks
Handling event listeners and DOM tracking in a react application. React Hooks take control of state management, and when implemented properly, can empower a product team to analyze features and functionality of a web platform with ease.
The State of Introspection for REST and GraphQL APIs
You can always read docs; make SQL, cURL, or GraphQL calls; and learn the backend capabilities by trying them. Why bother about introspection? It is the way for a program to build something extraordinary on top of it. It could be Swagger docs, GraphiQL, a database optimization program, a change management tool, or another programmatic approach.
Mixing Data from Storyblok CMS using StepZen's Custom @graphql and @rest Directives
Sometimes we need to mix and match data from CMSs and other data sources. With StepZen, you can easily mix data from an external CMS with your own project by incorporating StepZen’s custom directives.