Django, GraphQL & React - part one
July 02, 2017
Hello! Welcome back after a little break - I recently started working on a project that uses GraphQL. Thant’s why I thought that it will be the best to show you how to build a simple application using these tools. Let’s get started!
After few minutes/hours, I decided to create simple film database. In my Django application, I will be keeping records of actors & films. GraphQL will fetch them but also will get data from external source. React will consume GraphQL response using Relay.
For better understanding I created this diagram:
As you can see light blue color represents frontend part of a whole application. Yellow is GraphQL layer - I like to think about it in terms of a gate to API. API word is combined with Django Application that uses PostgreSQL database and external film API. They are in green color.
This week I created Django application which can be found in this github repo.
That’s all for today! It was a quick intro to what I will be doing in following weeks so stay tuned for GraphQL posts!