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Benjie

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Announcement!

PostGraphile V5 and Grafast are in open beta! Sponsor at any tier for access to the dedicated V5 chat, and to help us get V5.0.0 over the finish line!

It's going to be an amazing release โ€” check out the Grafast announcement at GraphQLConf (also the teaser at GraphQL Galaxy) and the ๐Ÿ†• introduction to V5 blog series.


Hello! I'm @Benjie, the maintainer of the Graphile suite of tools - projects in the Node.js, PostgreSQL and GraphQL ecosystems focussing on enabling developers to more-rapidly develop high-performance, stable software. I also contribute to various GraphQL Working Groups, including the spec WG, which Jem and I summarise via the SpecNews podcast (currently on hiatus).

Your sponsorship will enable me to spend more time on these projects, resulting in faster fixes, faster PR merges, and of course easier to use, better documented, more flexible, more powerful and more performant software!

Here are some of the projects I maintain:

  • The Graphile Crystal suite:
    • Grafast โ€“ a cutting-edge planning and execution engine for GraphQL unlocking incredible efficiency across your backend stack
    • PostGraphile โ€“ high-performance best-practices instant extensible GraphQL API for PostgreSQL
    • Graphile Build โ€“ tooling to build extensible and uniform GraphQL APIs via plugin composition
    • pg-sql2 โ€“ a powerful SQL-injection-proof query builder with full PostgreSQL support
    • (and much more!)
  • Graphile Worker โ€“ high-performance job queue for PostgreSQL
  • Graphile Starter โ€“ opinionated quick-start project for full-stack application (e.g. SaaS) development in TypeScript, React, Node, GraphQL and PostgreSQL; intended for professionals
  • Graphile Migrate โ€“ highly opinionated SQL-native migration system for PostgreSQL focussing on iteration speed
  • gatsby-source-pg โ€“ the easiest way to pull PostgreSQL data into your Gatsby GraphQL API
  • mehserve โ€“ simple port-sharing proxy: easy URLs for development servers running on different ports; websockets & SSL supported

I also contribute to many other open source projects, including the GraphQL Specification itself, the GraphQL over HTTP specification and more.

A lot of work goes into maintaining an Open Source project โ€” not just the software development, but responding to the issues and chat messages, reviewing pull requests and giving guidance, writing high quality documentation, testing, publishing releases, improving developer experience, and much more. Your financial support enables me to take time off from client work to stay on top of these tasks and keep moving these projects and their communities forward.

Thanks for helping me spend more time making and improving open source software!

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Featured work

  1. graphile/crystal

    ๐Ÿ”ฎ Graphile's Crystal Monorepo; home to Grafast, PostGraphile, pg-introspection, pg-sql2 and much more!

    TypeScript 12,432
  2. graphql/graphql-spec

    GraphQL is a query language and execution engine tied to any backend service.

    Shell 14,238
  3. graphile/worker

    High performance Node.js/PostgreSQL job queue (also suitable for getting jobs generated by PostgreSQL triggers/functions out into a different work queue)

    TypeScript 1,683
  4. graphile/migrate

    Opinionated SQL-powered productive roll-forward migration tool for PostgreSQL.

    TypeScript 711
  5. graphile/starter

    Opinionated SaaS quick-start with pre-built user account and organization system for full-stack application development in React, Node.js, GraphQL and PostgreSQL. Powered by PostGraphile, TypeScripโ€ฆ

    TypeScript 1,717
  6. graphql/graphql-wg

    Working group notes for GraphQL

    JavaScript 517

Select a tier

$ a month

You'll receive any rewards listed in the $25 monthly tier. Additionally, a Public Sponsor achievement will be added to your profile.

$8 a month

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Backer โ€” you'll get:

  • access to the secret #supporter-lounge channel on Discord
  • the warm feeling of giving back

If you send us your address we can send you some fierce PostGraphile stickers!

$25 a month

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Sponsor โ€” you'll get:

  • your name on the Sponsors page of the website, and in our SPONSORS.md file
  • your name among those randomly featured in the PostGraphile CLI
  • permission to post job opportunities to our Discord community via #community-noticeboard channel
  • access to the secret #supporter-lounge channel on Discord
  • the warm feeling from knowing you're supporting Open Source Software

If you send us your address we can send you 2 copies of our GraphQL learning resources and fierce PostGraphile stickers!

$100 a month

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Production Sponsor โ€” you'll get:

  • access to private security announcements *
  • free access to @graphile/pro *
  • your name and avatar/logo on the website's Sponsors page, and name in SPONSORS.md's Leaders *
  • your name more frequently featured in the PostGraphile CLI
  • access to post job opportunities and join the secret #supporter-lounge channel on Discord *
  • fierce PostGraphile stickers and handy learning resources *
  • the warm feeling that comes from knowing you're make a big difference to PostGraphile's development

* Items marked with an asterisk require you to reach out to us so we can help organize them.

$250 a month

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Project Sponsor โ€” you'll get:

  • access to private security announcements *
  • free access to @graphile/pro and pgRITA *
  • your name and avatar/logo featured on the website's Sponsors page, in the README of a Graphile Project of your choice, and name in SPONSORS.md's Leaders *
  • access to the super-secret #vip-lounge channel on Discord (plus post to #community-noticeboard and #supporter-lounge) *
  • fierce PostGraphile stickers and handy learning resources *
  • the warm feeling of supporting your chosen project

* Items marked with an asterisk require you to reach out to us so we can help organize them.

$500 a month

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Featured Sponsor โ€” you'll get:

  • access to private security announcements *
  • access to @graphile/pro and pgRITA *
  • your name and avatar/logo featured in the READMEs of Graphile's main OSS projects (shown on GitHub and npm), prominently on the website Sponsors page, and in the Featured section of SPONSORS.md
  • your name even more frequently featured in the PostGraphile CLI
  • access to the super-secret #vip-lounge channel on Discord (plus #supporter-lounge)
  • the warm feeling that comes from having our undying gratitude

* Items marked with an asterisk require you to reach out to us so we can help organize them.

$1,500 a month

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Private Advisor

Benjie will join your company's Slack/Discord chat and/or GitHub repositories โ”€ any of your engineers may DM questions or ping @Benjie on issues/PRs at any time. Questions can be on anything Benjie could help you with: not just the Graphile OSS projects, but also general help with TypeScript, SQL, Node.js, GraphQL and more. If the query warrants a Zoom call, that can be arranged.

Reference your code verbatim rather than wasting time making examples suitable for public consumption; get concrete answers in return. NDA available!

You'll also get everything in the Featured Sponsor tier ๐Ÿค˜

If you use a different platforms, get in touch and we can discuss.

Terms and conditions apply.

$6,000 a month

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๐Ÿ†• Consultancy Retainer

Everything in the above offering, plus:

  • Schedule calls directly on Benjie's calendar *
  • Longer and deeper discussions
  • Tightly targeted code review

Discussions can include the following and anything else we mutually agree:

  • help planning product features; work together via screen sharing and Google Docs or similar
  • help with your database and GraphQL schema design
  • help solving performance issues
  • help debugging

* Calls are subject to availability, can last up to 3 hours, only one may be booked at any time, and generally cannot be booked on the same (UK) calendar day.

Terms and conditions apply.