GraphQL Makes for the Best CMS

GraphCMS harnesses the power of GraphQL to radically decrease time-to-market.

GraphQL

10x Development Efficiency

Developer hours are one of the most valuable resource your company has when building a digital product. GraphQL is a paradigm shifting API technology that allows your developers to spend more time on developing features.

GraphQL maps a simple “query language” syntax to a set of data resolvers, allowing you to access the full extent of your content from a single endpoint instead of the hundreds of endpoints often required to support a traditional REST architecture.

For front-end developers, GraphQL is a dream to work with. But writing a GraphQL server and schema can be confusing. This is where we come in! With GraphCMS, you can build a robust and easy-to-maintain GraphQL back-end for your content within minutes.

Build your API, now!

Why is GraphQL Relevant to Your Stack?

Smart Data Fetching = Faster Performance

Milliseconds matter when loading your application. GraphQL allows for smarter and more performant fetching of your application content. This results in a significantly smoother experience for your users, leading to higher conversion rates and a better ROI. Give your team and your application the chance to thrive by using GraphCMS’ GraphQL schema generator!

Improved Developer Experience (DX)

Developers love GraphQL, and it’s no surprise! Having a strongly typed API allows for developers to intuitively build without question of how to use the schema. GraphQL’s schema is an unfailing standard, specifying the capabilities of your API. Simple, yet powerful technology will result in your developers being motivated and more efficient developers, meaning a better ROI for you.

83%

of JavaScript users want to learn GraphQL

State of JS 2018. 2018.stateofjs.com

GraphQL in a Nutshell

Describe Your Data*

type Project {
  name: String
  tagline: String
  contributors: [User]
}

* Auto generated by GraphCMS

Ask for What You Want

{
  project(name: "GraphQL") {
    tagline
  }
}

Recieve Predictible Results

{
  "project": {
    "tagline": "A query language for APIs"
  }
}

How does GraphQL compare to REST?

RESTful

Typically multiple round-trips for even simple requests.
Content distrubuted across dozens of API endpoints.
Frequent delivery of unnecessary data.
Weakly Typed.
Requires manual API documentation.
Content structure change requests increase cross-department effort.

GraphQL

One round-trip for even complex requests.
One endpoint to version, secure and maintain.
Streamlined payloads.
Strongly Typed.
Auto-generated API documentation.
Reduces overall change requests.

Explore a Generated GraphQL API

See how a GraphCMS content API looks like. The APIs can handle write operations, too!

Companies using GraphQL at Scale

Github is using GraphQLNYT is using GraphQLIntuit is using GraphQLPinterest is using GraphQLCoursera is using GraphQLShopify is using GraphQL

When I first saw GraphCMS, I was totally blown away by the care taken in the interface. It felt like something that I'd really want to use and something I could see being a true modern replacement to the current class of CMSs

- Scott Tolinski, Web Developer
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