🚀 GraphQL + Vue.js + D3.js schema viewer, powered by introspection.
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
css Fix css Sep 18, 2017
data [Fix] Added correct endpoint Jun 19, 2018
img Image Oct 26, 2017
js ADD: type filter for a cleaner graph Aug 19, 2017
vue Fixed endpoint Jan 19, 2018
LICENSE.md Rename LICENSE to LICENSE.md Aug 7, 2017
README.md 🔍 Features Aug 19, 2017
index.html [Fix] Added correct endpoint Jun 19, 2018
main.js Adding Window Menu Aug 8, 2017
package.json Initial Commit Aug 7, 2017
project.todo Update component Aug 7, 2017


GraphQL Rover


GraphQL Rover is a GraphQL schema viewer.

Generate a navigable representation of the underlying schema through the introspection query, displaying nodes as Vue.js components using D3.js to build the graph.

Check the Demo based on the GraphQL Pokemon API, allow HTTP scripts execution or change the endpoint from the side panel.

Quick start

  1. Setup the endpoint


  1. Re-arrange nodes


  1. Select to zoom and inspect a type or use the search bar



Option 1:

git clone the repo anywhere, run locally path-to-graphql-rover/graphql-rover/index.html and follow the quickstart steps. There's no need to keep Rover in the same path of your database, or on a server.

Option 2:

Run as Electron app and follow the quickstart steps:

$ cd graphql-rover/
$ electron .

Option 3

Run the GraphQL Rover.app (OSX electron package only)


  • Endpoint selection and configuration
  • Save configuration (locally/remotely)
  • Drag nodes
  • Pan & Zoom
  • Zoom on selection
  • Navigate clicking on Type-links inside the node or the documentation panel
  • Type Documentation
  • Type & field search
  • Type & field filter for a cleaner graph
  • Interface / Enumerable / Types easy identification
  • Relationships edges with UML-like semantic
  • Configure GraphQL endpoint
  • No code to write (but a module/library could be interesting)
  • Offline schema (paste introspection result + libraries included)
  • Electron app

Tech Stack

Rover is built with pure javascript libraries to avoid mixed or language-to-javascript solutions:

  • GraphQL: the introspection query is actually what is really used by Rover to get the schema topology. On further releases it could be possible to query the data of the selected type.
  • Dagre-d3: basically the core of the graph schema building system, replaces graphviz and offers a pure javascript alternative.
  • Vue.js + Vuex + Element: D3 nodes require a html label, and Vue can easily provide a template adaptable to any type retrieved. Vuex stores data and manages the state while Element provides a pleasant UI library.


An OS X electron app exists, but currently it's not complete. The bundle will be released as soon as possible with a Windows and Linux package.


  • Single edge with double arrowhead to limit the number of lines and improve readability
  • NPM module
  • Live Demo
  • Test Test Test Test
  • CI