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README.MD

KGraphQL

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Disclaimer

I am no longer able to maintain this project. Please go to https://github.com/aPureBase/KGraphQL, where KGraphQL is still developed.

KGraphQL is Kotlin implementation of GraphQL. It provides rich DSL to setup GraphQL schema.

Introduction

As example, let's partially reproduce part of Star Wars schema from official GraphQL tutorial. First, we need to define our domain model, by plain kotlin classes:

enum class Episode {
    NEWHOPE, EMPIRE, JEDI
}

interface Character {
    val id : String
    val name : String?
    val friends: List<Character>
    val appearsIn: Set<Episode>
}

data class Human (
        override val id: String,
        override val name: String?,
        override val friends: List<Character>,
        override val appearsIn: Set<Episode>,
        val homePlanet: String,
        val height: Double
) : Character

data class Droid (
        override val id: String,
        override val name: String?,
        override val friends: List<Character>,
        override val appearsIn: Set<Episode>,
        val primaryFunction : String
) : Character

Next, we define our data

val luke = Human("2000", "Luke Skywalker", emptyList(), Episode.values().toSet(), "Tatooine", 1.72)

val r2d2 = Droid("2001", "R2-D2", emptyList(), Episode.values().toSet(), "Astromech")

Then, we can create schema:

//KGraphQL#schema { } is entry point to create KGraphQL schema
val schema = KGraphQL.schema {

        //configure method allows you customize schema behaviour
        configure {
            useDefaultPrettyPrinter = true
        }

        //create query "hero" which returns instance of Character
        query("hero") {
            resolver {episode: Episode -> when(episode){
                Episode.NEWHOPE, Episode.JEDI -> r2d2
                Episode.EMPIRE -> luke
            }}
        }
    
        //create query "heroes" which returns list of luke and r2d2
        query("heroes") {
            resolver{ -> listOf(luke, r2d2)}
        }

        //kotlin classes need to be registered with "type" method 
        //to be included in created schema type system
        //class Character is automatically included, 
        //as it is return type of both created queries  
        type<Droid>()
        type<Human>()
        enum<Episode>()
    }

Now, we can query our schema:

//query for hero from episode JEDI and take id, name for any Character, and primaryFunction for Droid or height for Human
schema.execute("{hero(episode: JEDI){
                    id
                    name 
                    ... on Droid{primaryFunction} 
                    ... on Human{height}
                    }
                }")

Returns:

{
  "data" : {
    "hero" : {
      "id" : "2001",
      "name" : "R2-D2",
      "primaryFunction" : "Astromech"
    }
  }
}

Query for all heroes:

//query for all heroes and take id, name for any Character, and primaryFunction for Droid or height for Human
schema.execute("{heroes {
                    id 
                    name 
                    ... on Droid{primaryFunction} 
                    ... on Human{height}
                    }
                }")

Returns:

{
  "data" : {
    "heroes" : [ {
      "id" : "2000",
      "name" : "Luke Skywalker",
      "height" : 1.72
    }, {
      "id" : "2001",
      "name" : "R2-D2",
      "primaryFunction" : "Astromech"
    } ]
  }
}

As stated by GraphQL specification, client receives only what is requested. No more, no less.

Detailed documentation can be found in wiki. For more examples, see KGraphQL demo application: KGraphQL-NBA2012

Building

To build KGraphQL you only need to have JDK8 installed. invoke

./gradlew build

To perform local build.

Versioning

The versioning is following Semantic Versioning

Links

Specification : http://facebook.github.io/graphql/

License

KGraphQL is Open Source software released under the MIT license

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