graphile-build is the core of Graphile Engine. It provides a framework to
build high-performance extensible GraphQL APIs by combining plugins and using
advanced query look-ahead features. Each plugin typically has its own small
purpose (such as implementing the Node interface, adding
query: Query to
mutation payloads, or watching an external source for schema changes) and by
combining these plugins together you get a large, powerful, and manageable
GraphQL schema. Plugins enable you to make broad changes to your GraphQL
schema with minimal code and without sacrificing performance.
An example of an application built on
PostGraphile which with one
command connects to your PostgreSQL database and provides a full highly
performant standards-compliant GraphQL API. The separate
module contains the plugins that are specific to PostgreSQL support
graphile-build itself does not know about databases).
For in-depth documentation about
graphile-build, please see the graphile
documentation website at graphile.org. The
below just serves as a limited quick-reference for people already familiar
with the library.
Please note: rather than using the raw plugin interface that
graphile-build exposes, you may want to use the helpers in