18 items tagged “graphql”
graphql-voyager. Neat tool for producing an interactive graph visualization of any GraphQL API. Click “Change schema” and then “Introspection” and it will give you a GraphQL query you can run against your own API—copy and paste back the JSON results and the visualizer will show you how your API fits together. I tested this against a datasette-graphql instance and it worked exactly as described. # 27th January 2023, 11:58 pm
Retrospection and Learnings from Dgraph Labs (via) I was excited about Dgraph as an interesting option in the graph database space. It didn’t work out, and founder Manish Rai Jain provides a thoughtful retrospective as to why, full of useful insights for other startup founders considering projects in a similar space. # 16th September 2022, 6:43 pm
I’ve been experimenting with a new variant of Git scraping this week which I’m calling Help scraping. The key idea is to track changes made to CLI tools over time by recording the output of their
--help commands in a Git repository.
Work on Project Pelican inspires new features and improvements across a number of different projects.[... 1419 words]
This week: Improvements to
datasette-graphql, plus Datasette 0.52 and a flurry of dot-releases.
Last week’s weeknotes took the form of my Personal Data Warehouses: Reclaiming Your Data talk write-up, which represented most of what I got done that week. This week I mainly worked on datasette-indieauth, but I also gave a keynote at PyCon Argentina and released a version of datasette-graphql with a small security fix.[... 724 words]
datasette-graphql 1.2 (via) A new release of the datasette-graphql plugin, fixing a minor security flaw: previous versions of the plugin could expose the schema (but not the actual data) of tables in databases that were otherwise protected by Datasette’s permission system. # 21st November 2020, 10:21 pm
Datasette Weekly: Datasette 0.50, git scraping, extracting columns (via) The first edition of the new Datasette Weekly newsletter—covering Datasette 0.50, Git scraping, extracting columns with sqlite-utils and featuring datasette-graphql as the first “plugin of the week” # 10th October 2020, 9 pm
Yesterday I described the new sqlite-utils transform mechanism for applying SQLite table transformations that go beyond those supported by
ALTER TABLE. The other new feature in sqlite-utils 2.20 builds on that capability to allow you to refactor a database table by extracting columns into separate tables. I’ve called it sqlite-utils extract.
This week I built a geospatial search engine for protected areas in California, shipped datasette-graphql 1.0 and started working towards the next milestone for Datasette Cloud.[... 1099 words]
This week I helped Natalie launch Rocky Beaches, shipped Datasette 0.48 and several releases of
datasette-graphql, upgraded the CSRF protection for
datasette-upload-csvs and figured out how to get a commit log of changes to my blog by backing up its database to a GitHub repository.
This week I’ve been working on making Datasette easier to install, plus wide-ranging improvements to the Datasette GraphQL plugin.[... 1009 words]
This week I’ve mostly been building datasette-graphql, a plugin that adds GraphQL query support to Datasette.[... 1249 words]
GitHub quietly released a new feature at some point in the past few days: profile READMEs. Create a repository with the same name as your GitHub account (in my case that’s github.com/simonw/simonw), add a
README.md to it and GitHub will render the contents at the top of your personal profile page—for me that’s github.com/simonw
How Super Graph compiles GraphQL to a single SQL query. Super Graph is a GraphQL server that compiles arbitrarily nested GraphQL queries to “a single fast SQL query”. I’ve always wondered how that could possible work, so I asked author Vikram Rangnekar for an example of a compiled query—it turns out it uses a brilliant sequence of JSON aggregations to glue together results from nested subqueries and left outer joins. # 16th April 2020, 10:52 pm
SQL is a better API language than GraphQL – Convince me otherwise (via) A dumb tweet I posted this morning blew up today and ended up on the Hacker News homepage. # 16th April 2020, 10:44 pm
PostGraphile: Production Considerations. PostGraphile is a tool for building a GraphQL API on top of an existing PostgreSQL schema. Their “production considerations” documentation is particularly interesting because it directly addresses some of my biggest worries about GraphQL: the potential for someone to craft an expensive query that ties up server resources. PostGraphile suggests a number of techniques for avoiding this, including a statement timeout, a query allowlist, pagination caps and (in their “pro” version) a cost limit that uses a calculated cost score for the query. # 27th March 2020, 1:22 am
Select Transform: JSON Template over JSON (via) A barrage of interesting ideas here. Having clients transmit up a JSON template which is then executed against data on the server and used to return exactly the data the client needs is just one of them (significant overlap with GraphQL there). # 18th October 2017, 5:12 pm