CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA August 2021
Linx, a low-code development platform, announced the addition of a new GraphQL plugin this week. The new plugin enables developers to employ GraphQL APIs as part of their low-code solutions.
The new GraphQL plugin makes integrating applications that employ the GraphQL query language easier. It enables developers to easily query GraphQL APIs and use the strongly typed result inside Linx.
GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data. It provides a complete and understandable description of the data in your API, gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more, makes it easier to evolve APIs over time, and enables powerful developer tools.
“Like Nuget or NPM packages, Linx plugins are used to quickly add functionality using pre-built components. These can be anything from Services and Types used in common programming functions to wrappers for SaaS APIs and interfaces to industry-standard technologies” says Gawie Yssel, CTO of Twenty 57 and Linx.
“Today’s developer needs to be able to flexibly consume data via multiple APIs as digital business transformation initiatives continue to expand and evolve,” adds Yssel. “Developers employing low-code integration tools are starting to build applications that need to consume data via APIs. However, the sophistication of those applications naturally varies depending on the developers’ skills and the tool’s flexibility. Linx makes this easier by allowing the developer not only to move quickly but to learn and use technologies that might otherwise be out of their reach because of time constraints or lack of knowledge.”
The new GraphQL plugin further empowers engineering teams at companies large and small to deliver higher-quality software more efficiently, and faster than ever before. In addition, by using prebuilt functionality, developers can easily incorporate and extend their applications, including GraphQL technology.
“Going forward, it’s clear APIs are at the centre of application development as it continues to evolve. The number of APIs that organisations may soon find themselves supporting could number in the thousands. GraphQL provides a critical missing lynchpin to cope with them all.”