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By Brian Douglas in Tools & Services

Try Out GraphQL

GraphQL is an open source query language from Facebook to connect APIs to Frontend applications. GraphQL provides a complete and understandable description of the data in your API and gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more.

Graphcool is a project that provides a flexible backend platform combining GraphQL+ AWS Lambda. The nice part about is how quickly you can get a project up and running.

I recommend checking out their getting started video, it is well worth the 5 minutes you will spend on it. Their recommendation is to download their example project to add your Graphcool API URL, but we went one step further to provide a one click deploy button to Netlify.

Click the button and provide your URL to Netlify to have see your GraphQL connect site ready to go and try out.

Our button will clone a React and Relay application, if you are not familiar with Relay, check out learnrelay.org a site hosted with our Open Source plan.