GraphQL clients are client-side libraries and frameworks that help developers interact with GraphQL APIs in more streamlined and efficient manners than raw HTTP requests.
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Here are some of the popular GraphQL clients:
- Altair GraphQL Client (Desktop/Web)
– A GraphQL IDE similar to Postman for REST.
– Allows you to craft queries, view documentation, and explore your GraphQL schema.
– Perhaps the most popular GraphQL client.
– Works with any GraphQL schema.
– Integrates with popular frontend libraries/frameworks like React, Vue, Angular, and more.
– Advanced caching and state management features.
- Ariadne (Python)
– A GraphQL server but has utilities to make HTTP requests to GraphQL endpoints.
- gql (Python)
– A pure-Python GraphQL client that supports synchronous and asynchronous communication.
- graphql_flutter (Dart/Flutter)
– For Dart and Flutter developers, this package helps integrate GraphQL in Flutter apps.
– A minimal GraphQL client.
– Useful for when you just want to run queries/mutations without the overhead of larger clients.
– Developed by Facebook.
– Focuses on performance and tight integration with React.
– Uses a specific way to declare data dependencies (Relay Modern).
– Lightweight and highly customizable.
– Offers a simple caching mechanism out of the box, but also has plugins for more advanced use cases.