Boilerplate code for scalable, production-ready GraphQL servers
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GraphQL Server Boilerplates for Node.js

Bootstrap your GraphQL server within seconds
GraphQL boilerplates provide the perfect foundation for your GraphQL server, no matter if you're just getting started with GraphQL or aim to build a fully-fledged application.


  • Rapid scaffolding: Simply use graphql create (from the GraphQL CLI) to download the boilerplate you want.
  • Easily extensible: A boilerplate only provides the minimum setup so you can tailor the API to your use case.
  • Best practices: Each boilerplate incorporates best practices from the GraphQL community.

For a fully-fledged GraphQL & Node.js tutorial, visit How to GraphQL. You can more learn about the idea behind GraphQL boilerplates here.


Select a boilerplate and follow the instructions in the belonging README to get started:

  • minimal: Minimal boilerplate with basic "Hello World" functionality
  • basic: Basic boilerplate based on a simple data model and with a GraphQL database
  • advanced: Advanced boilerplate with a GraphQL database, authentication and realtime subscriptions

All projects are based on graphql-yoga, a fully-featured GraphQL server library with focus on easy setup, performance & great developer experience.


The GraphQL boilerplates are maintained by the GraphQL community, with official support from the Apollo & Prisma / Graphcool teams.

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