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OpenAI as a GraphQL Debugging Tool

OpenAI as a GraphQL Debugging Tool

OpenAI helps deploy a StepZen endpoint by debugging a GraphQL query response error and schema.

Accessing Snowflake Using GraphQL

Accessing Snowflake Using GraphQL

This blog explores how to use StepZen to build a GraphQL API that accesses a Snowflake warehouse.

StepZen Community Update January 2023

StepZen Community Update January 2023

Welcome to 2023! At StepZen, we worked hard in 2022 to make building GraphQL APIs for all your Data as easy as possible. Let's look back and ahead!

Why StepZen Joined The GraphQL Foundation Last Year

Why StepZen Joined The GraphQL Foundation Last Year

Last year, StepZen joined the GraphQL Foundation as a Service Provider and a member. But why did we join? What does it mean to be a member of the GraphQL Foundation? And what does it mean for you as a developer using GraphQL?

Announcement of GraphQL Subscriptions for Every Data Source

Announcement of GraphQL Subscriptions for Every Data Source

StepZen now supports GraphQL subscriptions for every Data Source! Including REST APIs, Databases (SQL & NoSQL), and other GraphQL APIs. Subscriptions can be created in the same declarative way as any other operation type in StepZen.

StepZen Integration Launched On Vercel Marketplace

StepZen Integration Launched On Vercel Marketplace

We have launched our StepZen integration on the Vercel Marketplace, making it the easiest way to build fullstack GraphQL projects with StepZen and Vercel.

Announcing GraphQL Support for Snowflake

Announcing GraphQL Support for Snowflake

StepZen now supports Snowflake as a data source! With StepZen and Snowflake, you can build modern data-heavy applications in the cloud.

StepZen & SingleStore Connect: Quickly & Easily Deliver GraphQL APIs for Data in SingleStoreDB

StepZen & SingleStore Connect: Quickly & Easily Deliver GraphQL APIs for Data in SingleStoreDB

Now a technology partner in SingleStore Connect, StepZen helps developers build GraphQL APIs to deliver the fast operational analytics computed by SingleStoreDB.

Error Handling in GraphQL With "Errors as Data"

Error Handling in GraphQL With "Errors as Data"

Error handling in GraphQL is a topic that's often discussed in the GraphQL community. In this blog post, we'll be looking at the different ways to handle errors in GraphQL and, specifically, how to use the "errors as data" approach as an alternative.

StepZen Community Update December 2022

StepZen Community Update December 2022

What's new with StepZen this month? We have a big announcement to make, as we launched subscriptions. With SingleStore we announced a new partnership, and lots of new integrations are added.

Subscriptions across any backend, not just databases - now available on the StepZen managed cloud

Subscriptions across any backend, not just databases - now available on the StepZen managed cloud

GraphQL supports subscriptions. StepZen makes it really easy, but unlike other systems, any query can be converted to a subscription. The query does not have to be against a single database. This blog describes how easy it is in StepZen to run subscriptions and announces its availability for the StepZen managed cloud service.

Subscriptions across any backend, not just databases

Subscriptions across any backend, not just databases

GraphQL supports subscriptions. StepZen makes it really easy, but unlike other systems, any query can be converted to a subscription. The query does not have to be against a single database. This blog describes how easy it is in StepZen to run subscriptions.

Compose Data from Fauna and GitHub using GraphQL and StepZen

Compose Data from Fauna and GitHub using GraphQL and StepZen

Today's app developer is fetching data from multiple sources - databases, APIs (first and third-party) - with all sorts of specifications. With GraphQL becoming popular to federate data, this post looks at how to compose data from Fauna and GitHub using GraphQL and StepZen.

Extending types For Data Modelling in GraphQL

Extending types For Data Modelling in GraphQL

GraphQL is very good at helping you compose your data from different data sources, and type extensions help you with data modeling. In this post, we'll look at how to use type extensions to model different data sources in GraphQL.

Access Fast Operational Analytics with an Easily-built and Scalable GraphQL API using SingleStore and StepZen

Access Fast Operational Analytics with an Easily-built and Scalable GraphQL API using SingleStore and StepZen

SingleStore and StepZen are a powerful combination that simplifies data access for developers. Application programmers can use StepZen to quickly build and deploy a GraphQL API to deliver the fast operational analytics computed by SingleStoreDB.

Hiding Your API Credentials Client Side using a Proxy Server in React

Hiding Your API Credentials Client Side using a Proxy Server in React

When you're writing client-side code to make API requests, you might need a Proxy Server to hide your API Credentials. Let's see how to do this for a React application that uses Apollo Client and StepZen.

Turn Your StepZen GraphQL APIs into REST with Kong

Turn Your StepZen GraphQL APIs into REST with Kong

GraphQL APIs are becoming the defacto API standard. But what if you want to use a GraphQL API in a legacy application that only supports REST? This blog post will show you how to use Kong to turn your StepZen GraphQL APIs into REST.

How to Deploy a GraphQL API in a Contained Environment with StepZen and Docker Compose

How to Deploy a GraphQL API in a Contained Environment with StepZen and Docker Compose

How to orchestrate a StepZen-based application together with its dependent data source and the StepZen service providing the GraphQL API endpoint services using Docker Compose.

Join us for Hacktoberfest 2022 by contributing to StepZen

Join us for Hacktoberfest 2022 by contributing to StepZen

Hacktoberfest 2022 is about to start! Join us for the latest edition of Hacktoberfest by contributing to StepZen. Contributors will receive StepZen goodies and Hacktoberfest swag.

How to Cache GraphQL Requests Using Kong and StepZen

How to Cache GraphQL Requests Using Kong and StepZen

In this post we will go over the challenges of caching a GraphQL API and how an API gateway can help with this. By using Kong as an API gateway for StepZen GraphQL APIs

Using StepZen to Power the StepZen CLI

Using StepZen to Power the StepZen CLI

Ongoing change in the StepZen backend data model made our existing REST API obsolete. Instead of rewriting the REST API to match the backend changes, we built a GraphQL API on top of a PostgreSQL database to match the new backend data model.

Announcing Local Development of StepZen GraphQL APIs with Docker

Announcing Local Development of StepZen GraphQL APIs with Docker

Announcement! Everyone can now locally develop GraphQL APIs with Docker.

StepZen Dashboard: New sample queries and other improvements

StepZen Dashboard: New sample queries and other improvements

The StepZen Dashboard is your go-to portal for assessing your GraphQL endpoints and the resources to help you scale your endpoints. Today we're adding a couple of key new capabilities.

Announcing Winners in the StepZen GraphQL Challenge Hackathon

Announcing Winners in the StepZen GraphQL Challenge Hackathon

The winners of our 6-week hackathon, "The StepZen GraphQL Challenge", are announced! Congratulations, and thanks for your participation.

StepZen Instant-on Subgraph Support for Apollo Federation

StepZen Instant-on Subgraph Support for Apollo Federation

How to quickly enable GraphQL subgraphs created in StepZen for Apollo Federation. Whether you build new subgraphs, or proxy existing subgraphs (no need to to modify them), StepZen can significantly accelerate development and connect well-designed subgraphs to the Apollo Federation layer.

StepZen Community Update July 2022

StepZen Community Update July 2022

What's new with StepZen this month? The final week of the StepZen GraphQL Challenge on Devpost.com is approaching, we launched new analytics on the StepZen Dashboard, and StepZen became part of the GraphQL Foundation.

StepZen is Now Part of The GraphQL Foundation

StepZen is Now Part of The GraphQL Foundation

We are excited to announce that StepZen has joined the GraphQL Foundation. As a Service Provider and a member of the Foundation, we look forward to collaborating and contributing to this vibrant community.

StepZen Dashboard: Analyze and Query Your GraphQL Endpoints

StepZen Dashboard: Analyze and Query Your GraphQL Endpoints

Analyze individual endpoints and connect to StepZen GraphQL endpoints in seconds with new features in the StepZen Dashboard.

Your Software Needs to be Operated Decades Longer Than you Write it

Your Software Needs to be Operated Decades Longer Than you Write it

Inspired by a tweet from Werner Vogels this week this blog explores what it takes to have our software operated for decades after we write it.

Announcing the StepZen GraphQL Challenge Hackathon

Announcing the StepZen GraphQL Challenge Hackathon

We're announcing our 6-week hackathon, "The StepZen GraphQL Challenge"! The challenge brings developers together online to learn and uplevel GraphQL skills.

StepZen Community Update June 2022

StepZen Community Update June 2022

What's new with StepZen this month? The launch of REST2GraphQL.io, DataStax Astra connection and a sneak peek at our upcoming GraphQL Hackathon. Here's the roll-up.

StepZen Community Update May 2022

StepZen Community Update May 2022

What's new with StepZen this month? PlanetScale integration, a new community tutorial, StepZen for federation, and a sneak peek for product updates. Here's the roll-up.

How GraphQL Helps on Your Journey to a Single Global Truth of Data

How GraphQL Helps on Your Journey to a Single Global Truth of Data

Our customers often have data lakes or data warehouses — one place where analytical workloads are executed against a global truth of data. Many have a master data management (MDM) strategy for "slower moving data." But data lakes and MDMs are not the whole story. A GraphQL data layer — a graph of graphs — can help you achieve a single global truth for all your data.

Why the Future of GraphQL is Declarative Assembly

Why the Future of GraphQL is Declarative Assembly

It is possible to build a GraphQL system where both the setup and the execution of interactions are declarative. This blog describes how building subgraphs and composing a supergraph from them can all be done declaratively - leading to simpler and cleaner code to write and maintain, and delivering all the benefits of a better runtime.

StepZen Community Update April 2022

StepZen Community Update April 2022

What's new with StepZen this month? Web3, HarperDB integration, converting REST APIs to GraphQL from your terminal, etc. Here's the roll-up.

Performance: Measuring Latency and Throughput of GraphQL Systems

Performance: Measuring Latency and Throughput of GraphQL Systems

Performance is an important issue for APIs. It's well understood that user engagement with an application drops quickly with increases in latency. This blog explores the important metrics for GraphQL APIs, and introduces a GraphQL Benchmark tool that will help you track your GraphQL performance.

StepZen Community Update March 2022

StepZen Community Update March 2022

What's new with StepZen this month? An updated "getting started" experience, new features for your StepZen dashboard, mocking capabilities, and more. Here's the roll-up.

Make a GraphQL API on Your Data in 3 Easy Steps

Make a GraphQL API on Your Data in 3 Easy Steps

Announcing the launch of a simplified Getting Started Experience. With a quick-start wizard and in just three commands you can quickly turn your database or REST endpoint into a GraphQL API running securely on StepZen’s highly performant, globally distributed service.

Availability: Keeping Systems Up & Running

Availability: Keeping Systems Up & Running

In the world of software architecture there are many “-ilities” that we must take into consideration with every project. Here we discuss StepZen's approach to availability and overall considerations for ensuring the system is up and running.

StepZen and Google Cloud Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Full Lifecycle API Management for GraphQL APIs

StepZen and Google Cloud Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Full Lifecycle API Management for GraphQL APIs

StepZen is proud to partner with Google Cloud to enable next-generation API Management for GraphQL. Together we provide the best approach for developers to build and manage GraphQL and REST APIs - a set of building blocks, assembled, and delivered as-a-service.

How StepZen Balances Shipping Quickly and Running a Reliable Service

How StepZen Balances Shipping Quickly and Running a Reliable Service

The ability to delivery continuously and get changes of all types into production and into the hands of our users, safely and quickly, is an imperative for modern startups and established enterprises alike. This article describes how we balance shipping quickly and running a reliable service at StepZen.

Meet StepZen GraphQL Studio

Meet StepZen GraphQL Studio

Announcing the launch of StepZen GraphQL Studio. This intuitive and streamlined GraphQL IDE delivers a suite of popular and useful APIs that StepZen has transformed into flexible GraphQL schemas that can be used individually or in combinations, and makes GraphQL significantly easier to adopt and use for any size project.

Hacktoberfest 2021: Announcing StepZen's Goals

Hacktoberfest 2021: Announcing StepZen's Goals

Learn about the GitHub repositories we've opened up to Hacktoberfest 2021 contributions.

7 Key Considerations for Building & Running Your Frontend APIs

7 Key Considerations for Building & Running Your Frontend APIs

Frontend developers are asked to build engaging online experiences. They need data from the backends. They must perform actions against backends. GraphQL APIs are fast becoming the language of modern app development. But who builds those APIs? Are they built quickly or are frontend developers left waiting? Who runs and manages the APIs?

Deploy a StepZen GraphQL API in Your Netlify Build

Deploy a StepZen GraphQL API in Your Netlify Build

Using the StepZen Netlify build plugin, the deployment of a single GraphQL endpoint, built on StepZen, is simple and seamless, and happens within your Netlify build.

GraphQL Hackathon: It's a Wrap

GraphQL Hackathon: It's a Wrap

Along with the mintbean.io team, we wrapped a GraphQL:Learn 'n Hack Hackathon last week. Developers had a blast building with GraphQL and we loved working with everybody. Here are some of the projects that developers built.

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.

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.

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.

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