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An Introduction To The GraphQL Editor v 4.5

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@tomekponiatTomek Poniatowicz

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Hey Hackernoons👋,

we have just released a new version of GraphQL Editor. Version 4.5 is another step closer to our holy grail which is building cloud-hosted backends (BaaS) with our tool.

What’s new in version 4.5

Based on feedback from our users we are constantly working to improve GraphQL Editor, so each version includes many small UI/UX and performance improvements. However, some changes are far more important than others and it is around these that version 4.5 revolves:

Relational view

A Relational View is a new way to display the GraphQL schema of your project. It looks like a PCB board and allows you to easily identify the relationships between elements of your schema and navigate between them.

UI upgrade

We have made some changes to the appearance of the application to improve its reception and usability. We have added the foundation for a Theme Switching system. At the moment there is still only one dark theme available, but soon there will be many more!

Learning zone

One of our main goals is to make the GraphQL Editor a place to work with GraphQL as well as learning it. We place great emphasis on making it possible to learn all the most important aspects of GraphQL through the editor as well as making it very easy to learn all its features. That’s why we have redesigned the learning experience to make it even more interactive.

GitHub integration

The new improved *GitHub integration allows you to quickly link your account to GraphQL Editor, import/export your GraphQL schemas and work on them in a similar way to GitHub flow.

*available in Enterprise plan

What’s on the roadmap

As I’ve already mentioned our efforts are currently focused on creating an easy way to build cloud-hosted backends (BaaS) with GraphQL Editor. We are currently working on microservices written in Go and TypeScript (Deno) allowing you to build and host a backend in one of your favorite cloud servers, all without leaving GraphQL Editor.

That’s all for today, stay tuned for the upcoming 5.0 release!

Previously published at https://blog.graphqleditor.com/graphql-editor-v45/

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