Design a GraphQL Schema

Create your schema and queries code & configure connections to backend data sources

StepZen offers a configuration-based approach to help you build your GraphQL API backend. You define your schema, and StepZen seamlessly connects your backend to one or more data sources. You can also provide special directives to further customize your data source types and queries. This approach frees your developers from the cumbersome task of building such an infrastructure from scratch. There are no resolvers to write, and no data connections to code.

Most of the work of creating a GraphQL API in StepZen is done by writing the Schema Definition Language (SDL) file. SDL files are text files, usually named {name}.graphql. In this section, we'll show you how to build your schema in one of three ways:

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