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
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
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
Announcement! Everyone can now locally develop GraphQL APIs with Docker.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Learn about the GitHub repositories we've opened up to Hacktoberfest 2021 contributions.
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
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
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
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
A step-by-step guide to building a custom GraphQL API using StepZen that connects to a real MySQL backend.
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?
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.