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GraphQL API

About GraphQL APIs

Over the last decade or so, REST has been considered by many as the standard for designing web APIs. While REST features some unique elements such as stateless servers and structured access, it has failed to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape when it comes to clients and server interactions. For this reason, a more efficient and flexible query language known as GraphQL was developed. This technology helps developers to bypass the inefficiencies and shortcomings they face when dealing with REST APIs.

What is a GraphQL API?

Get the exact answers you need to your queries with GraphQL APIs. A GraphQL application programming interface (API) allows developers to integrate querying and precise answering functionality into their applications or websites.

How does a GraphQL API work?

An API for GraphQL uses the POST request method. However, based on the APIs documentation, some APIs may also include endpoints with the GET request method. The API service provider connects to data sources through endpoints that developers add to their applications. Results are sent in JSON formatting.

Who is a GraphQL public API for?

Developers that want to help their clients receive clear-cut answers to their queries will appreciate GraphQL public APIs.

Businesses that require answers that handle their queries without receiving unwanted extra data will also benefit from using GraphQL public APIs.

Why is an API for GraphQL important?

For developers, an API for GraphQL is a valuable tool. The query language GraphQL transforms the question into one that is clearer for the API to fulfill. This makes it easier for developers to improve on the API’s query deliverance and answering capabilities as technology advances further.

GraphQL APIs are also known for their low latency. The speed at which they deliver predictable results helps businesses get the right answers.

What can you expect from a GraphQL API?

Developers can expect to build applications that draw from many resources from the API provider with just one request.

Even businesses with lethargic mobile connections can expect to receive prompt and accurate answers to their queries.

Are there examples of free GraphQL APIs?

RapidAPI’s Marketplace lists several free GraphQL APIs.

COVID-19 GraphQL Analytics by Bitquery is a free GraphQL API that includes unlimited requests. The API enables users to receive COVID-19 information from John Hopkins University.

Blockchain Data by Biquery is another free API for GraphQL data. It enables users to access data on more than 20 blockchains. The API includes unlimited requests.

Best GraphQL APIs

  1. AniList GraphQL
  2. Blockchain Data
  3. COVID-19 GraphQL Analytics
  4. Alpha APIs Finance GraphQL
  5. GitLab GraphQL
  6. Github GraphQL
  7. OpenGQL
  8. Yelp GraphQL

GraphQL API SDKs

All GraphQL APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

Sign up today for free on RapidAPI to begin using GraphQL APIs!